What are the differences between the required and recommended vaccines?

Whenever children are brought into group settings, there is a chance for diseases to spread. Children must follow state vaccine laws to attend school. These laws are the minimum standard to help prevent disease outbreaks in school settings. The best way to protect your child from other serious diseases is to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended vaccination schedule. Talk to your health care provider to make sure your child is fully protected.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: Vaccine Recommendations and School or Daycare Rules: What is the difference?


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The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children ages 5 through 11 who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study…
Minors, 5 through 17 years of age, need parental consent to be vaccinated…


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