SPRINGFIELD, Mo - Missouri Law requires students starting school to be vaccinated for things like tetanus, and whooping cough; the schools have to keep those vaccination records on file.
The first of five free immunization clinics for Springfield Public School Students starts at 9 am Monday at Central High School. The school sent out letters to the parents of 1750 kids who still needed to have some of their required vaccines done before school starts.
Mondays free immunization clinic is from 9 to 12:30; parents need to call 523-1632 and make an appointment. They also need to bring the letter that Springfield Public Schools sent out as well as a signed consent form for the child.
Before starting Kindergarden, kids have to be vaccinated for diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and 2 shots for varicella, or chicken pox, unless they've already had the chicken pox in which case they need a doctor's note saying when they had it.