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Pediatricians urge kids to catch up on vaccines before school starts

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Vaccinating children against COVID-19 remains a priority for Michigan’s health officials and physicians, but it’s not the only reason to schedule an appointment in the near future.

With the 2022-23 school year around the corner, parents are reminded to get their children in for an annual physical and to ensure they’re caught up on their recommended vaccine timelines.

Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, Michigan’s chief medical executive, said the pandemic has caused folks across the board to delay or fall out of their preventative health care routines. Now is the time to get back on track.

“We are continuing to encourage Michigan parents to get their kids vaccinated against everything that they might be due for,” she said. “Vaccines are an incredible tool. We’ve been using them for decades and decades, safely, to prevent illness and death in children.”

To find a vaccine near you, contact your primary care physician or use Michigan’s online vaccine finder, here.

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