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Parents urged to make appointments now for back-to-school immunizations

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is urging parents to act now and schedule their child’s age-appropriate immunizations before the end of summer.

Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private schools, Head Start, or daycare. 

Childhood vaccinations include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
  • Polio
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae Type b)
  • Childhood Pneumonia
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Click here for a complete list of recommended immunizations and when they should be given.

You can make an appointment at your county health department clinic to bring your child in for their immunizations. A list of county health department locations along with times and days the clinics are open can be found at

Parents should bring the child’s social security card and insurance card if available. Parents, and children over 2, must wear a mask when entering the county health department clinic.

Click here for more information on immunizations from MSDH.

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