Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

What types of immunizations should children receive before they start school?

Before children start kindergarten, they are required by the state of Ohio to have certain up-to-date immunizations, according to the Ohio

Department of Health (ODH).

The following immunizations are required for Ohio students entering kindergarten, according to the ODH:

  • DTaP – Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
  • Hep B – Hepatitis B
  • MMR – Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Polio
  • Varicella – Chickenpox

Making sure your children are up-to-date on their vaccines before they first start school and throughout their school years is one of the most important things a parent can do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Protecting your children against vaccine-preventable diseases also helps protect their friends, classmates and the community overall, according to the CDC.

Talk to your physician for more information about immunizations needed before children start school.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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