Students line up for shots — again



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For thousands of parents this year, taking their children to get shots is on their back-to-school to do list.

In the past few weeks, one shot clinic has been booked solid as parents planned a trip to get required vaccinations, in addition to buying the clothes and supplies their children would need before the first day of school.

Starting this school year, kindergartners are required to have received two hepatitis A shots along with the other five vaccinations already required. And high school seniors now need a second meningococcal vaccine, which protects against diseases such as meningitis.

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