“Don’t Wait, Vaccinate” campaign kicks off for back to school

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YORK., Pa. -- As students get ready to start another school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Education is kicking off it's "Don't Wait, Vaccinate" campaign. The push is an effort to remind parents to make sure their children's immunization records are up to date.

According to the Department of Health and Education, vaccinations can help protect against 14 different diseases that can be serious or life-threatening. Officials say it is important for children to get all the required vaccinations in order to protect them against serious diseases and prevent the spread of diseases to other kids in the class.

The Department of Health has set up vaccine clinics across Central Pennsylvania that will run from Aug. 1 to Sept. 2. Officials say no child will be turned away for inability to pay. You must call to make an appointment. A full list of locations and contact information can be found at http://www.health.pa.gov.