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Mills County Public Health Makes Plea For Immunizations

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With the 2014-15 school year just around the corner, the Mills County Public Health Office is advising parents to make sure their children are up to date with immunizations.

All children entering preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade, and students newly enrolling into the school district must show proof of being vaccinated.  As important as following the law may be, Mills County Public Health Officials say it’s just as important to keep your children safe from disease.

“Many people are aware of the vaccines that younger children need, Lorri Greiner, Maternal Child Health Nurse at Mills County Public Health said. “However there are also vaccines necessary starting at age 11 that help protect children from diseases such as Meningitis, Pertussis, and HPV.  Influenza season is also right around the corner.”
   
Immunizations are available from personal healthcare providers as well as the public health office.

Additional information  about immunizations is available from the Mills County Public Health office at 527-9699.