Immunization Reminder

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.

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