CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding parents to make sure their kids have received the vaccines they need before the new school year starts.
State Health Officer Dr. Brent Sherard says certain vaccines are required for all youth attending school in Wyoming. In addition, he recommends parents contact their doctor to check on whether their kids are up to date on immunizations.
Wyoming has a program that provides vaccines at no cost to about 130 participating providers across the state. While the state provides the vaccines for free, providers may charge a small fee for each shot.
Sherard also asks parents to watch for more information about flu vaccines this fall and winter.