(CNN) – Back to school season is just around the corner. Preparing your students for the new year takes more than just buying supplies and new clothes.
All school districts require students to be vaccinated for certain illnesses. How can you keep up on your child’s inoculations?
Back to school is always a time for excitement. But there’s no need to add drama by not having the right vaccines for your child. It can get pretty complicated.
In order to help parents figure out what shots are appropriate for certain age groups, the Centers for Disease Control has designed a website that provides a handy printable list of vaccines each child should have.
For a link to the website, click here.
For youngsters up to six years, the list is pretty lengthy. From the mumps and measles vaccine to the flu shot, the inoculation schedule gets to be confusing. This list can help.
When children become pre-teens and teenagers, the HPV vaccine, meningitis vaccine and a tetanus shot are essential, but there are other recommended vaccines for this age group. The CDC has it all organized.
And for young men and women over the age of 19, going off to college requires certain vaccines, such as the meningitis shot, HPV vaccine and hepatitis A and B vaccines. There’s a complete list on the website that even adults can use.
The CDC urges everyone to try to stick to these vaccine schedules, in order to keep certain illnesses under control in the U.S.