State reminds parents to have kids immunized

Kindergarten through 12th grade students are required to be current on immunizations before attending school. A list of shots required is at http://www.kdheks.gov/immunize/.

“With so many kids traveling all over for things like sports or band, it’s easy for children to pick up an illness and have no idea where it came from,” said Cindy Reech, Marion County immunization nurse.

Parents who wish their children to be exempt can fill out a form with their school nurse. Back-to-school shots are available at the county Health Department and St. Luke Hospital, and Hillsboro Community Hospital.

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