Immunization Delays May Mean Long Wait

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 1:52 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ With the start of school little more than a month away, state health officials are warning parents to beat the rush for back-to-school immunizations. Health department vaccination clinics typically face long lines in late July and August as busy parents realize their children need shots for a new school year.

Under state law, vaccinations must be current for all children before they may attend day care or any public or private school. For college students, state law requires new students to provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella, and hepatitis B before they can enroll.

Classes begin August 21st in many Oklahoma school districts.