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Minnesota law requires kindergartners and 7th graders to get vaccinated before the first day of school. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends parents get their children immunized now before clinics get swamped at the last minute. (Photo by Amanda Mills, CDC)

Crunch time approaching for childhood vaccinations

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Back-to-school time is stressful for both students and parents. Lists of school supplies, new clothes, learning a different schedule and locker combination — the next month can quickly overwhelm without the right preparation.


As if the list of things to do wasn't long enough, there's one other important thing for parents to remember and for students to dread: immunizations.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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