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Up to Date Vaccinations for a Healthy School Year

Each state sets its own school and childcare vaccination requirements. Click HERE for immunization requirements for the State of Michigan.

Your child should receive all recommended vaccinations unless there is a health condition that prevents her or him from being vaccinated.

Current vaccinations are extremely important to:

  • Keep children healthy, in school, and ready to learn.
  • Avoid serious disease complications.
  • Protect family and community members who can't be vaccinated and are vulnerable to infectious diseases.

Vaccine Safety

Vaccines used in the United States are very safe. But the impacts of NOT being vaccinated can be very serious. Many serious diseases still circulate in the U.S., including whooping cough, chickenpox, measles, (much more common in school-aged children), flu, and others. Measles, (much more common in school aged children (most common in under 5 year olds), flu, and others). They can cause severe and even life threatening side effects. There is no way to predict if a child will get a mild or serious case - or suffer permanent health impacts. 

he World Health Organization offers a fact sheet on myths and facts of vaccine safety at http://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en/.

Want More Information About Vaccinations?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a wide variety of information and materials in English and Spanish at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html.

In this country, the CDC is the major information source regarding vaccine safety.