After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a classroom this fall.  Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Nipunie(nih-POON’-ee) Rajapakse says to make sure your child is up to date with recommended vaccinations:

“This is a really great time, in the weeks leading up to return to school, to make sure your child, even if they can’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, is up to date on all other routine vaccinations.”

It’s not just COVID-19. Dr. Rajapakse says trends continue to show kids 12 and younger are falling behind in other childhood vaccinations.