There are many things about being a kid that are unforgettable — running, jumping, learning to read or playing with friends. Getting a vaccine-preventable disease should not be one of them.
Immunizing our children is a great way to keep them happy and healthy. Proof of immunization is a requirement for attendance at any school (kindergarten – 12th grade), Head Start, or childcare facility in Utah. An exemption may be granted for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
It is important as healthcare professionals to promote immunization as an effective tool to prevent many diseases. Even though progress has been made to eliminate many vaccine-preventable diseases, they still exist. We must be vigilant in our efforts to ensure that as many children are protected as possible.