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Back-to-School Scramble is on for Child Vaccines. Florida Drops to 10-Year Low in Completing Shot Regimen

15th August, 2023

[Source:  Medical X-Press; Image Credit: CC0 Public Domain]

The scramble is on in South Florida to get children vaccinated for the new school year.

Health departments, pediatricians and mobile clinics are slammed with children who still need the required vaccines to start school for the first time, or to enter the seventh grade. During the pandemic, many Florida children fell behind on yearly well-checks and vaccine schedules. Now, parents are trying to catch up to prevent their children from missing school.

On Friday, Latoya Brown said she is one of those parents. She brought her 9-year-old daughter Kaylie to get a wellness exam and vaccines at the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Mobile Health Center parked outside the Boys and Girls Club in Davie.

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