Students, parents rush to receive immunizations before school begins

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 1:11pm

As the start of a new school year draws near, many East Texas parents are making a mad dash to the doctor’s office.

Sheri Parish, like many other parents, said she was so busy through the year that she forgot about the immunizations her daughter, Logan, needs for school.

“I got busy, and vaccines slipped my mind,” she said. “I don’t think you get back into school mode until it’s August and it’s back-to-school time.”

Immunizations, like school supplies, are a necessary part of the educational process.

Students must meet the minimum state immunization requirements in order to register for classes and attend school.

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