September 2, 2014

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Getting your children ready for the 2012-2013 school year

The start of a new school year is an important time for planning and preparation. Whether you're a parent or educator, use these resources and tips to prepare for the new school year.

Check-Ups and Immunizations: Vaccines are important not only for the health of your child, but also for his or her classmates. Last year there were outbreaks of whooping cough and measles, which caused dozens of deaths among adults and children. Vaccinations could have helped prevent those outbreaks.

It's a good idea to take your child in for a physical and eye exam before school starts. If your child will be participating in a sports activity, your family doctor may have to sign a release form to permit your child to participate.