Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Health Department Offers Free Immunizations

The Allegheny County Health Department will be offering a free immunization clinic tomorrow, July 9, from 1 to 7 p.m. at its office on Forbes Avenue in Oakland. Parents can bring in their children to receive all of the vaccinations required to enter kindergarten through 12th grade. Some school immunization requirements are more strict this year. ACHD spokesman Dave Zazac says the new rules require meningitis and tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccinations in grades 7 through 12 and an extra dose of mumps and chickenpox vaccinations in kindergarten through 12. Parents can stop by the clinic without an appointment, but must accompany their children and have immunization records with them.

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