The first day of school is quickly approaching for a lot of New Mexico students. It's also the time where parents are preparing their kids with the proper school supplies, but it's also a good time to remind parents that the kids need to have their proper immunization shots before returning to school.
Doctors say there are shots for whooping cough, measles and tetanus. Most of these are boosters for ones that kids received as infants.
According to doctors, there is another growing concern these days for mid-school students to get the vaccine for the Human Papillomavirus. HPV, as it's also known, can cause illnesses such as cervical cancer. Doctors recommend that girls in the mid-school age range should get the vaccine.
Physicians also recommend that parents not wait until the last minute to schedule appointments with their doctors to get the shots because this is a very busy time of year right before the start of school.