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Health officials remind parents about back-to-school vaccinations

Posted at 6:05 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 21:05:28-04

Health professionals would like to remind parents to keep their child’s vaccinations up to date as they return to school. 

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department says about 95 percent of children from kindergarten to 7th grade are vaccinated, which is higher than the state average. 

The county says it’s working to make sure as many children as possible get their vaccines. 

"Two years ago, the law changed so that people couldn’t just opt out because of personal beliefs, and now you have to have a medical reason that you cannot get the vaccination," said Penny Borenstein, a health officer with San Luis Obispo County. 

The health department also wants kids to be safe on their way to and from school. 

The county says it’s a good idea to go over safe habits for crossing the streets with your kids.