A Great Resource for Parents: VDH Back-to-School

By the Virginia Department of Health, June 2022

Summer will arrive sooner than you think, and as children prepare to go back to school in the fall, parents will be busy ensuring their children are up to date on their vaccinations and other health requirements. Many parents find the process of getting their children vaccinated to be overwhelming, with conflicting information available on the internet.

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The Virginia Department of Health created The Back to School website to give parents many great resources and tips, including a vaccination schedule (PDF Download), well-child visits, routine oral health, and mental health resources for your child.

The Back to School website is an excellent resource for parents and guardians. If your child is going to school for the first time this year, you will find excellent resources and information to help your kids have a healthy start on their academic journey.

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Vaccination is a proven safe, easy, and most effective way to protect your child against many serious diseases that can be life-threatening. For example, since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963, fewer than 30 cases have been reported in the U.S. each year.

Use the Back to School website to stay organized with what you need to do before the new school year, and check back regularly to find the most up-to-date resources.

To learn more, visit here.

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