As the new school year approaches and with flu season right around the corner, the Oneida County Health Department is reminding everyone that their immunizations should be up to date.

According to interim Director Patrice Bogan, infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to infection, so it’s important that parents make sure their children are properly immunized from birth to four years of age when most vaccines are administered.

“Parents are encouraged to be mindful of their children’s immunization schedules.  If you think your child is lacking a vaccine call your health care provider,” Bogan said.

For a complete schedule of immunization clinics, call the Health Department or visit www.ocgov.net/health