Your back-to-school health checklist

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PHOENIX -- It's back-to-school time!

As Dr. Art Mollen explains, there are some things you need to be sure to take care of before the school year gets under way.

1. Immunizations (Students might not be allowed to attend school without proper immunizations.)
For more information, visit Immunization Action Coalition and National Network for Immunization Information. Information specific to Arizona's requirements and schedules is available on the Department of Health Services website.

2. Vision and hearing testing

3. Medications, allergies and existing medical conditions reported to school nurse

4. Scoliosis testing

5. Update emergency contacts. In case a problem arises, it's essential that the nurse and school officials know exactly whom to contact and how.