KISS: Kids, Immunizations, School Supplies

Where can you find all the back-to-school events, health fairs and clinics where you can get free backpacks and school supplies, free and low-cost immunization shots? On NOWCastSA's

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In Texas, students K-12 are required to get shots for communicable diseases ranging from measles and mumps to diphtheria and polio. Students entering college in Texas are required to show proof of meningitis shots or recent boosters. As shown by the map below, the percentage of children with up-to-date immunizations varies considerably. The complete lists of state requirements, in English and Spanish can be found by clicking here: immunizations.

Note: This map was originally published in 2010 and is updated annually.  Want to do more? Donate to support this project.