Henry and Stark County Health Department announces its staff will be conducting several "Be Ready For School" clinics to be held in conjunction with local school districts during their registration days.
"These special clinics are being held in conjunction with local school districts,” said Sandy Sommer, RN Health Department director of clinical services. “Our staff will be available to give needed immunizations and blood lead screenings. We encourage parents to take advantage of the fact that our staff will be present at their local school registration to get their children ready for school."
Sommer added, "We also want to note that these clinics are for pre-school and school aged children only. In addition, we ask that parents be sure to bring your immunization records with you to the clinic. If someone other than a parent is accompanying the child; a permission note from the parent is required."
Immunizations will be available at a cost of $8 each and blood lead screenings will cost $10 each.
Vaccine will be available through the VFC (Vaccine For Children) Program. To qualify you must be: enrolled in Medicaid; have no health insurance or have insurance that does not pay for vaccines; be American Indian or Alaskan native and be 18 years of age or younger.
"This year students entering the sixth and ninth grades will be required to provide proof of Tdap vaccination,” said Sommer. “And if you have a child heading to college; Meningitis vaccine is available for $8."
Scheduled clinics include:
•Colona: Tuesday, July 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Colona Grade School.
•Geneseo: Monday, July 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Geneseo Moose Lodge.
•Annawan: Tuesday, July 31st from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the School Media Center
•Wethersfield: Tuesday, July 31, from 4 to 7 p.m.
•Stark County: Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the high school
•Kewanee: Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the high school
•AlWood:Thursday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
•Bradford: Thursday, Aug. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m.
•Cambridge: Monday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the grade school.
•Orion: Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
•Galva:Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.
These "Be Ready For School" clinics are open to all area residents. It should be noted that if someone is unable to attend the local clinic; theymay feel free to attend any of the area clinics on the schedule.
For more information about the department's clinics or the department's clinical services, (309) 852-5272 main office or (309) 792-4011 Colona office. Information is also available by visiting the department’s Web site at www.henrystarkhealth.com or on Facebook at Henry and Stark County Health Departments.
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