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Your Health July 10, 2013 Back to school vaccinations

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Parents who have children entering the sixth grade this year will have to add another item to the checklist.
     Health experts are advising parents to make sure their child gets a vaccination to protect against
 whooping cough.
     It's required for students entering the sixth grade who are age 11 and older.
     Seventy-three cases of whooping cough have been reported in the state so far this year.

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