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School vaccinations could cause backlog

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Updated: 7/25/2013 8:16 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Measles, mumps and tetanus are immunizations that Shannon Weiss knows all about. Her 6-year-old Eli had to have them before he could go to first grade. The problem is, she waited until the last minute.

"It was push and shove and beg and plead to try to get there before school starts," she explained.

Weiss isn't alone. The Health Department gets flooded each and every year with procrasinating parents. The ones who are really hurt, though, are the kids, who will be turned away if they're shots aren't up to date. Dr. Pauline Rolle says the good news is, you can take action now.

"It's very important to go ahead and get it done now while everyone's kind of chilling and still in that summer mode. Some doctors are booking two, three, four weeks out at this point," she said. 

Here is a complete list of immunizations your child will need.
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