Ready For School? Check those vaccine records.
Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccination records.
Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs, and other factors such as interacting in crowded environments.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers, classrooms and communities – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.
The Sanilac County Health Department is offering two clinic locations to help you meet the immunization needs of your child. Click here for more information on our Immunization Clinic hours and locations.
Unsure about the immunization requirements of your child? Click on the links below to review the CDC immunization recommendations for children ages birth thru 6 years of age and 7 thru 18 years of age.
For more information, or to schedule your immunization appointments, please contact the Sanilac County Health Department at 810-648-4098 Ext. 100.