Despite the weeks of summer break still ahead, it’s not too soon to start thinking about student immunizations, according to Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.
“Registration always is a bit easier if shot records are up to date, and available,” said Traci Dillard, UCISD head nurse.
If a shot record is lost, Dillard recommends contacting the last school where the child was registered for a copy, or contacting the pediatrician.
“Proof of vaccination is required when enrolling a student,” said Dillard.
For those needing vaccinations, community members are encouraged to have their children vaccinated over summer.
Required vaccinations vary for students dependent on age/grade levels.
For students in kindergarten through sixth-grade, needed vaccinations include measles, mumps and rubella; Hepatitis A and B; chickenpox; polio; and diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus.
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