(WAOW) - With the school year quickly approaching the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds parents to take a close look at their child's immunization records to protect them from diseases.
The CDC recommends vaccines for preteens to protect against meningitis, HPV or the human papillomavirus, Tdap for tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and the flu.
For teens, the CDC suggests catch-up vaccines for hepatitis B polio, measles, mumps, rubella and varicella.
Wisconsin schools require students to have certain immunizations depending on grade level.
But last year, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported thousands of Wisconsin students went to school without the minimum required vaccinations. The agency says most of those children had personal waivers, meaning their parents chose not to have them vaccinated for medical, religious and philosophical reasons.
For more information and links to county health departments you can click on the following link: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov