Back to school health checkups are in full swing

KMSS-TV
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:57pm

School is just right around the corner, which also means immunization time for kids.

Keeping up with annual vaccinations can be a pain, but doctors say there are vaccines that must be given between 4 and 6 years of age, and getting those shots play a role in preventing common diseases such as the flu bug, because we all know how fast that can spread. 

"They should have visits at the 2, 4 and 6 months of age that are normal, but by the time they get into school they should have their MMR and varicella. Those are the two more important vaccines that they should get and then the flu every year is really important too for them to get updated on," said pediatrician Dr. Uyen Nguyen

Doctors stress kids have an updated evaluation record to be overall happy and health so that they can have a productive school year.   

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