Health Department offers student immunization clinic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An important part of going back to school is updating immunizations.

On Saturday, the Kansas City, Mo., Health Department offered a special clinic for parents to get their students up-to-date on immunizations.

If students are not vaccinated, they run the risk of not being able to attend their first day of school.

"If they aren't up to date on their vaccinations and they show up for school, the majority of the school districts in the metro will send them home," Jeff Hershberger with the Health Department said.

Missouri law requires all students to be up-to-date on their vaccinations including diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, polio and hepatitis b.

If you still need to get your child vaccinated, call your family doctor or the childhood immunization clinic at 816-513-6108.

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