August is here and it will soon be back to school.

Do you have everything ready for back to school?  The school lists are out in stores, back to school ads in papers and the internet.  This weekend might be tax free weekend if you can find a community that participates (last year there was no town close to Callaway that opted to participate).  Clothes, shoes, school supplies, all this makes for a stressful time for many.

BUT, have you thought about your kids being up to date on shots?  Even if they aren’t attending school this fall, what about daycare, preschool and all those other places that require vaccines?

So here is a handy chart for you to follow

DTap-birth, two months, 6 months, 18 months, and 4-6 years old

Hib-2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12-15 months

Hepatitis B-birth, 2 months, 4 or 6 months

Polio-2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 4-6 years

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate) 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12-15 months

MMR-12-15 months and 4-6 years old

Chickenpox-12-15 months and 4-6 years old

Hepatitis A-12-15 months and 19-23 months

Rotavirus- 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months

Tdap-7-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-18 years

Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV)-11-12 years, 13-18 years

Influenza-every year.

Strive for 5 Vaccines-Help preteens and teens stay healthy for a good start to adulthood.

Meningococcal (MVC)-Protects against bacteria, which can lead to brain damage (2 doses)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Protects against the most common types of HPV, which could cause disease and many types of cancer (3 doses).

Varicella-Protects against chickenpox, which can lead to skin infection, scars and pneumonia (2 doses)

Influenza (flu)-Protects against flu, which can lead to pneumonia (1 dose annually)

Tdap-Booster dose protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) (1 dose).



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