Children’s Vaccinations Need to Be Updated Before They Head Back to School

‎ilThe waiting rooms at the offices of pediatricians and primary care physicians are most likely filled this month with anxious children, especially those going into kindergarten and 6th grade, the years when students must show proof that they’ve had required vaccines, according to an article posted on Insider Louisville.

In Kentucky, Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) services are mandated by the federal government and provided to all Medicaid-eligible children at specific ages. Because they are considered preventive, there is no cost to the child’s family for these screenings, which include preventive check-ups, growth and development assessments, vision tests, hearing tests, dental checks, immunizations, and laboratory tests.

To read more about this, including information from Dr. Sarah Moyer, interim director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, please click here.