Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Health Department to Offer Free Vaccine Clinic

Children who need to get caught up with their required vaccines will be able to get them at a health Department free vaccination clinic on Tuesday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m at their Oakland offices. No appointment is necessary and parents should bring their child’s vaccination records to the clinic.

Children entering seventh grade in the fall as well as all other students in grades 7 through 12 must have both the Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine and the meningitis vaccine, which are not a requirement for children in grades K through 6. They only became a requirement for the older children this past year.

The clinic will also offer other vaccines. Students without proof of required vaccinations will be excluded from school in the fall, unless their parent obtains an exemption for religious or personal reasons. School vaccination requirements apply to all public, private, parochial, cyber and home-schooled students in Allegheny County.

The Health Department is offering students who visit the clinic a Buy One-Get One free admission to any County swimming pool this summer.

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