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It’s vax to school time!

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It’s vax to school time!

By Fernanda Lopez Halvorson
County of San Diego Communications Office

The start of August means summer break is coming to an end, and it is time to get the kids ready to go back to school.

As families make their back-to-school to-do lists, vaccinations and well-child checkups should be top of mind, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic caused many children miss important health checkups and recommended vaccinations.

Vaccines for school-aged children include DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis/whooping cough), Hep B, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccine), chickenpox, polio and more. Additionally, the HPV vaccine is recommended for children ages 9 to 12, and everyone through age 26 to help prevent certain cancers and infections.

More information about vaccines and where to get them is available on the County website bit.ly/3zWGLhN or by calling 211.