Parents, Kids Reminded to Keep Vaccinations Up-to-Date as School Year Begins
The school year has started, but it’s not too late to
make sure you and your kids are up to date on their vaccinations. That’s the
message from the Fond du Lac County Health Department, where Public Health
Officer Kim Mueller says getting vaccinated is meant to protect not only yourself,
but also the community as a whole. “That’s why it’s so important – it’s not
just about one individual person, about one individual choice – it’s about the
community and how we can work together to protect the community and to protect
the very vulnerable individuals who can’t get a vaccine for medical reasons.”
Mueller says getting a vaccine against a deadly disease can ensure that you’re
not going to possibly catch that disease and then spread it on to someone else.
Data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says nearly 50,000
children across Wisconsin have vaccination waivers, and that immunization rates
for 5 to 6 year olds is “dangerously low” in every county in Wisconsin.