As a school nurse, I want to remind you of the importance of getting your son or daughter vaccinated before they come back to school this fall. Vaccines are the best way you can protect your child from a number of serious diseases, including cancers caused by HPV.
As you are making your back-to-school checklist for your preteen, I encourage you to make sure your sons and daughters get all the vaccines that are required/recommended for them. Schedule your child’s appointment today to ensure they are up-to-date on the vaccines they need. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommend your son or daughter receive the following vaccines:
The State of Wisconsin requires a Tdap booster for school entry by the 30th day of 6th grade; to learn more about state immunization requirements, go to: www.immunize.org/laws or see the graph below:
Protect your preteen and talk with your child’s clinician about what vaccines they need. Please reach out to your child’s provider or your school district’s school nurse for more information. You may also learn more about adolescent vaccines, please visit CDC’s Vaccines for Preteens and Teens website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/teens.