Welcome back for the new school year! The Warsaw School Nurses want to helpfully remind parents that your student’s immunizations were due on the 1st day of school, and that by Indiana State Law, they must be turned-in before September 12, 2016, or your child will be excluded from school attendance.
*If you have any questions about your child’s immunizations, please contact the nurse at your child’s school.
Here are some important facts about immunizations from National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM):
* Vaccines protect against serious diseases. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.
* Among children born during 1994-2013, vaccination will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations, and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes.
* Vaccines are very safe. Vaccines are thoroughly tested before licensing and carefully monitored even after they are licensed to ensure that they are very safe. Side effects are usually mild and temporary. Some people may have allergic reactions to certain vaccines, but serious and long-term side effects are rare.
* Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but it also helps prevent the spread of certain diseases, especially to those that are most vulnerable to serious complications, such as infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune system.
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