One “Shot” for a Healthy Child Going Back to School

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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – As the little ones get ready to return to school there’s one “shot” to make sure your children stay healthy.

Wednesday (8/16) morning the South Carolina Immunization Coalition along with DHEC kicked off Vaccination Awareness Week at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital.

They say it comes as one reminder that book bags and pencils aren’t the only things you need to have in your back to school arsenal.

Doctors also say this event is not only for the children. Medical professionals encourage adults to get vaccinations for meningitis, shingles, pneumonia, and especially whooping cough which they say appears to be on the rise in older adults.

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