MISSOURI — It is hard to believe, but summer is beginning to come to a close, which means school is just around the corner.

Parents and students have a number of things to check off the back-to-school to do list – get supplies, find ;the perfect backpack, buy some new clothes and for some . . . get immunized.

KMZU’s Brian Lock was able to chat with Alicia Davis, Bureau Chief for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Immunization Bureau, about why immunizations and vaccinations are so important. Click below to hear their conversation, which aired Tuesday morning on KMZU.