A Parent's Guide to Back-to-School Woes
Vaccinations and Immunizations
While most vaccinations are available year-round, the beginning of the school year is the perfect time for a physician check-in to make sure your family's immunizations are up-to-date.
While there's no hard and fast rule, Dr. Lippitt says children should be caught up on vaccines. Ask your pediatrician when—and how many times—you should have your kids receive immunizations for the following illnesses:
- Chicken pox
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Hepatitis A and B