Another Disease Added To Child Immunization List

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Children in licensed child care facilities are required to be immunized for an additional disease, thanks to a bill passed this year by the Legislature.

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An immunization against pneumococcal (nu-mo-KOK-al) disease is now on the list required for all children attending licensed child care homes or preschools. The new requirement does not affect school-age children in kindergarten or higher grades or children attending preschool programs that are run by a school.

"This vaccine is important because it can prevent ear infections, pneumonia and meningitis in young children," said Dr. Joann Schaefer, the state

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