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Officials say check immunization now

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Southwest Georgia Public Health officials want you to check your children's immunization status now, before the back to school rush begins.

Schools require students' vaccinations be up to date, and right before school begins is when they are busiest at the health departments. Health officials say now is the time to make sure your child is ready for school.

Lee County Health Department manager Dana Hager said "All children that will be entering Georgia schools for the first time need to update their immunization records. That means children who are entering pre-K programs, kindergarten programs, sixth grade. 11 to 12 year olds also need booster shots."

The C-D-D also recommends that college freshmen living in dormitories get the meningcoccal vaccination.

We have more information about immunizations in Georgia here.