Back To School – Up to Date on Vaccinations?

Little girl getting an injection or vaccine - closeupAugust means back to school, but did you know it is also recognized as National Immunization Awareness month?  Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is proud to serve the residents of NC by providing health coverage for children and adults alike.  BCBSNC has made preventive care a top priority by covering preventive services at 100% so that you never have to worry whether or not your kids are receiving the health care they need.

Immunizations are an important part of preventive care maintenance and The North Carolina Division of Public Health reminds parents each August to make sure your school-aged children are up to date on the vaccinations they are required to have by law.  The laws for immunizations apply to all school-aged children, whether they attend public, private, parochial, charter or home school.

Unfortunately, vaccine-preventable diseases, such as chicken-pox, meningitis, whooping cough (pertussis) and others still present themselves in North Carolina.  By keeping your children up-to-date on their vaccinations, you can help protect schools and communities from diseases that can cause illness and death.  Vaccines can help protect the community by reducing the spread of infectious diseases and they are one of the most important things parents can do to get their kids ready for school.

Keep in mind that there are new changes in immunization requirements for 2015 and it is important for parents to know what is required before school begins.  For questions regarding any changes in the law or a list of required vaccinations, visit

This school year, make sure your kids are well-prepared!  Make an annual physical, including any needed immunizations a top priority!

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