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BCHD reminds parents about shot records

Friday, August 5, 2011

According to Missouri law, children in childcare, preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade must receive immunizations to prevent certain diseases. The requirement helps protect children, teachers, staff members and the community.

This week, the Barry County Health Department released information on back-to-school immunizations. Parents and guardians enrolling children in school or childcare can use the following information to ensure youngsters are up-to-date on their shots.

Children attending childcare or preschool must receive the following immunizations: diptheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) or diptheria and tetanus (DT); pneumococcal (PCV); polio (IPV); hepatitis B; haemophilus influenza type B (HiB); measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); and varicella or chickenpox.

Students attending kindergarten through 12th grade are required to have several booster immunizations, including: DTaP or DT; pertussis (Tdap); IPV; hepatitis B; MMR; and chickenpox.

An immunization record will be required at the time of school or childcare enrollment. State regulations mandate that children cannot attend classes or childcare until all required immunizations are current.

For more information, call the health department's Cassville office at 847-2114 or the Monett office at 417-354-8686 or visit www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immuni....


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all i would like to say is that parent's have options of exempting their child from being vaccinated in the state of missouri that are accepted in our schools. a little information on that, i don't think would have hurt this article. that is all. thanks

-- Posted by JeileenT on Fri, Aug 5, 2011, at 1:39 PM


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