Immunizations Required For Back-To-School

As you get the kids ready for back-to-school, don't forget to check their health records.

For the first time, kids in Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th grades must have 2 chicken pox vaccines this school year.

"Those have been the recommendations, so they've probably had that if they've gone to their healthcare provider, and had their immunizations", said Jean Bellisario, with Peoria City/County Health Department.

The health department says students in K-12 are also required to have 2 Rubella and Mumps vaccines.

The T-DaP vaccine, which protects against Tetanus, Pertussis, and Diphtheria, is also required, specifically for students that are 11 or 12-years-old.

To start school, District 150 students must be current on immunizations, or have a scheduled doctor's appointment to get vaccines by no later than October 15th.

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