School Immunizations with Dr. Rebecca Webb

Local health experts want to remind parents about immunization shots as they get their kids ready to head back to school.

Dr. Rebecca Webb with Lovelace Westside Hospital said kids should get their shots as they enter kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. But if your kids are in other grades, make sure you have proof that they got the immunization shots.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 wanted to know why these shots were so important. Dr. Webb told KOB the shots protect kids from infectious diseases.

"Things are very infectious. Kids sit right next to each other. They like to share things, their pencils. Once they touch their pencil and they sneezed on it already then they share that germ with their next door neighbor," Dr. Webb said.

The immunization shots are a series of shots based on national standards.

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