Today is the fist day of August, National Immunization Awareness Month, time for parents to plan to take their school-age kids for their vaccinations.
Don’t forget that here in Ohio, immunizations are required for children starting pre-school.
The cost of most childhood vaccinations at the health department is $10 per dose.
Health experts say it is vital to get children vaccinated, because vaccination will stop the spread of such diseases as whooping cough, which can be deadly to young children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, some 288 cases of measles have been confirmed in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and the end of May this year, marking a twenty year high.