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School immunizations in full swing this summer

OKLAHOMA CITY– Many families have their children’s school supply lists in hand but are putting off getting those back-to-school immunizations.

Most children entering kindergarten will need the following required vaccines:

  • Second dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine)
  • 4th dose of polio
  • 5th dose of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines)
  • 2nd dose of Varicella (recommended)

Students entering 7th grade are required to have a Tdap booster shot.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health also encourages parents to consider the following two vaccines for their preteens and teens:

  • HPV (human papillomavirus virus vaccine)
  • MCV4 (meningococcal virus vaccine)

For more information on immunization clinics, visit the Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s website.