Buying school supplies, shopping for new clothes for growing children and getting kids back on a regular schedule is all part of getting ready to go back to school. Another part of the equation: Making sure your children are vaccinated. While some might think vaccinations are just for infants, you'd better read up.
In Fairfax County, when schools open their doors for the 2012-2013 school year (in less than a month, on Sept. 4), one of the requirements is that students be caught up on their vaccinations.
If you want more clarification about the vaccines your child needs, the county has created a video (embedded above) for parents to watch, to get the scoop.
The county has several clinics where parents can take their children to get immunized free of charge, including:
Some clinics will offer extended hours, beginning Aug. 20. (See attached flier.)