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?