More than two-million students are heading back to school later this month 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.
Debbie Knoll, Personal Health Services Manager at the Madison County Health Department, says there is not much time left to get your kids current.
She says trhere are vaccination clinics at their Wood River facility every day but Thursday, with a late-evening clinic on Mondays. There is a $20 administration fee for the shots, but that can be waived if the parents cannot afford it. For more information, call the Madison County Health Department at 692-8954.