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Beat the rush, get vaccinated for school early

(WTVM) -

Summer is coming to an end, and while some kids might dislike the idea of going back to school in couple of days, many are dreading about getting their back to school vaccinations as well.

But the Columbus Health Department is urging parents to make appointments for vaccinations now.

The health department also encourages college students and parents to get their shots as well.

"The longer you wait to the closer to the start of the school, it's going to be a problem because there's going to be more and more people there and you wait longer, so it's going to be easier if you just go and get it taken care of," said Pam Fair with the Columbus Health Department.

Most vaccines take about two weeks for people build immunity, so it's recommended that children get their shots early as possible.

SEE ALSO: Back to school vaccination isn't just for kids

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