More than two-million students are heading back to school and the Illinois State Board of Education advises parents to make sure they're up to date on their shots. Required vaccines include tetanus, diphtheria, measles, rubella, mumps and human papillomavirus. Proof of up-to-date immunizations is required for children entering any grade.

State Superintendent of Education Christopher A. Koch (cook) says proper vaccinations help students stay healthy and active.


(Metro News)