CDC Reminds Parents to Get Their Kids Vaccinated Before School Starts

August is National Immunization Month. In honor of the occasion, the CDC explains why it's important to get kids caught up on their shots this year.

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New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data has confirmed what has doctors worried: Many kids are behind on their immunizations, another COVID-19 fallout.

“We do not want to return to a time when parents had to worry their infant could die of meningitis – especially when we have a vaccine to prevent it. The COVID-19 pandemic is giving all of us a real-time education in what this vulnerability feels like,” says Sally Goza, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in a news release. She worries kids are also missing out on physicals and developmental screenings.

Since this month is National Immunization Awareness Month, use it as an excuse to get those shots before school starts.

Not sure which immunizations your child is due for? Check out our updated list of the CDC’s vaccination recommendations in 2020.

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