By Richard Bammer
Most Vacaville-area public school districts will resume classes for the 2015-16 school year within three weeks, and for most incoming kindergarten and seventh-grade students it means immunization and vaccine records must be up to date before they walk into class.
Kendra Murthil, a public health nurse with Solano County Public Health, said the following shots are required for those affected students, unless they have some sort of exemption on file:
Kindergartners need Dtap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), polio, hepatitis B, MMR (mumps, measles, rubella), and varicella, or chicken pox, vaccines.
To enter seventh grade, students need a booster shot, Tdap (for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis).