Make sure your child is up to date on their shots for their grade levels before school begins!  

1. Schedule your child’s well visit/physical early before school starts. Summer break is a
great time to get this done so you won’t run into any delays once school begins.

2. Ask your child’s healthcare provider what vaccines they recommend. Some vaccines are not
required for school attendance but are highly recommended by physicians for all students.
When every student receives an annual flu vaccine it protects schools from flu outbreaks.
Adolescents also need the HPV vaccine to protect against cancers. Vaccines are also needed to protect against meningitis.

3. Obtain a new South Carolina Certificate of Immunization every time your child has a shot.

4. Give a copy of the new South Carolina Certificate of Immunization to your child’s school.