City launches campaign to promote vaccines for students ahead of new school year


The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched a campaign Monday reminding parents to get routine vaccinations for their kids ahead of the coming school year.  

“As a parent I love this time of year, as we prepare to send our children back to school,” said the city’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan. “Part of that preparation, along with new supplies, are annual health checks with your child’s pediatrician and ensuring they are up to date on immunizations. Parents, let’s do whatever we can to keep our kids in school instead of sick at home. Get your child vaccinated to protect them, your family and the entire school community.”