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Vaccines for Children Ahead of New School Year



    Study Shows More Children Being Vaccinated

    A new study by the CDC reports that more parents are getting their children vaccinated. Dr. Bruce tells you what vaccines and exams they need ahead of the new school year. Dr. Bruce Hensel reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. (Published Thursday, July 24, 2014)

    As a new report from the Center for Disease Control found more parents are getting their children vaccinated, here is what parents should know about vaccines and exams while the new school year approaches.

    Needed vaccines:

    • Polio: Three to four doses
    • DTP: Three to five doses
    • Booster shot: One dose after age 7
    • MMR: One to two doses
    • Hepatitis B: Three doses after age 4
    • Varicella (chickenpox): One dose
    • HPV: Before sexually active, no later than 14
    • Meningitis: College age

    Tuberculosis: Testing sometimes necessary

    Needed exams:

    • First general exam: 18 months 90 days after entering school
    • Vision, hearing and dental exams
    • Developmental exams and cholesterol testing
    • Sugar test
    • Blood and urine test
    • Blood pressure test

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