State urges vaccinations
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 — California Department of Public Health Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith reminds parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on required vaccinations before the school year begins.
“Parents should put vaccinations on their back-to-school checklists,” Smith said. “Vaccinations are the best way to ensure that students are protected and to stop the spread of measles and other serious diseases.”
Children are required to have received certain vaccinations in order to attend school or child care in California. Smith urges parents to make an appointment now with their health care provider to help protect themselves and their families.