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BACK TO SCHOOL: Doctors remind parents to vaccinate kids before classes begin

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It's back to school time for most kids in Iowa, and doctors are reminding parents that their kids might need a new vaccine before walking through the halls. 

Students entering seventh grade and born after September 15th 2004, will need proof of one Meningitis vaccination. Students entering 12th grade and born after September 15th 1999, will need proof of two doses of the vaccine, or one does if the shot came after the student turned 16. 

Exemptions can be made for medical or religious reasons. 

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