As you begin to prepare for the start of a new school year in just a few weeks, now is a great time to make sure your child has the required immunizations for school. All rising 7th-grade and rising 12th-grade students need an additional vaccine before the start of school. Now is the perfect time to make your appointment with your family doctor or health department. Additionally, remember all entering kindergartners need to have the required health assessment AND required vaccinations. If you have a rising 7th grade, 12th grade, or kindergarten student, make your appointment as soon as possible to meet this state requirement. We are excited about the start of the 2021-2022 year! For a complete list of the required immunizations, visit our website (www.vcs.k12.nc.us).