Make Vaccinations Part of Your Back-to-School Plan

While many parents have prepared for the upcoming school year by discussing the COVID-19 vaccine with their child’s pediatrician, some children are behind on other immunizations due to the pandemic. If your child is behind, now is a great time to catch up. You can also look into some often overlooked vaccinations at this school vaccination appointment.

Yvonne Edwards, a school nurse in Scott County, said childhood vaccinations protect you and your family. “Childhood immunization has been so effective in preventing death and disease that many parents today have not encountered – diseases that were once common years ago. Therefore, healthy children miss less in-class instructional time, making for healthy students,“ she said.

Effective July 1, 2021, the HPV vaccination series is required by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for all Virginia students entering seventh grade. Read More>>>