Local Health Officials Share Back to School Health and Safety Checklist


School will be back in session for most in just a few weeks. To prepare, local health officials are sharing a checklist to get kids ready to go back to school.

They advise parents set up medical, eye and ear exams and make sure kids are up to date on recommended vaccines.

Other items on the checklist include keeping kids active and ready to learn, helping kids make healthy food choices every day and making sure they know how to get to and from school safely every day.

For more information, go to or contact your local health department.