CDC guidelines for back to school vaccinations

Preparing students for the new school year takes more than just buying supplies and new clothes.

All school districts require students to be vaccinated for certain illnesses.

In order to help parents figure out what shots are appropriate for certain age groups, the Centers for Disease Control has designed a website, that provides a handy printable list of vaccines each child should have.

Children up to six years old should get the mumps and measles vaccine as well as{}the flu shot.

When children become pre-teens and teenagers, the HPV vaccine, meningitis vaccine and a tetanus shot are essential.

And for young men and women older than 19, going off to college requires certain vaccines, such as the meningitis shot, HPV vaccine and hepatitis A and B vaccines.

These and other vaccines are listed on the CDC website.

The CDC urges everyone to try to stick to these vaccine schedules, in order to keep certain illnesses under control in the U.S.{}