Are your children up to date on their immunizations? Before school starts, you must be sure they are. Continue reading
Students will be returning to the classroom in mid-August, so now is the time to schedule immunizations for your child.
Starke County Health Nurse Frank Lynch talks about immunizations needed for Kindergarten students.
“They will need their Kindergarten shots,” Lynch explained. “If they’re up to date on everything else, then they should be looking at only having to come in and get their tetanus and their polio boosters, their second MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) and a second Varicella (chicken pox) if they haven’t had it already.”
Students in grade six and up also need certain immunizations.
Changes in state funded vaccines has changed operations at the Starke County Health Department.
Health Nurse Frank Lynch says that as of February 1st, the Health Department will no longer be able to provide vaccinations for those who have private insurance that covers vaccines.
The Pulaski County Health Department is teaming up with Pulaski County Human Services to fight hunger this holiday season.
If you bring a non-perishable food item to the Pulaski County Health Department, you will receive $3.00 off for each child administration fee for vaccines now through November 30th. A non-perishable food item is needed for each vaccine the child is receiving to be discounted at the time of your appointment.
Beginning Friday, July 1st, the Pulaski County Health Department will no longer be able to give vaccinations to children with insurance that covers vaccines. These children will need to be taken to their health care provider for immunizations.