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JACKSONVILLE, August 8, 2014—The Cherokee County Public Health Department reminds parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible before the back-to-school rush. To better serve the community, CCPHD will hold extended immunization clinics at the following locations to provide immunizations for eligible children:
Cherokee County Public Health Jacksonville location every Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and every Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in the month of August, until school starts. Extended hours will be held until 8:00 p.m., August 11-14, and August 18-21.
Rusk First United Methodist Church at 255 S. Henderson St in Rusk on August 14, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cherokee County Public Health Alto traveling clinic located at 123 Busy Bee Street, on August 21, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Parents are asked to bring all prior vaccination records for your child or notification from school indicating which vaccines your child needs. Immunizations for eligible children are offered at a cost of $10 for one vaccine and $15 for two or more. Vaccines offered are: Dtap, Tdap, Inactivated Polio Vaccine, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, and Meningococcal. Medicaid/CHIPS Superior and Amerigroup accepted.
Whether it's a childhood MMR vaccine or an off-to-college meningococcal vaccine, these vaccines can save lives. School children will need to be vaccinated before the first day of school. If a student is not vaccinated, entry into school may be delayed by school administration. Vaccines will be given until stock is depleted. Immunizations are also available by walk-in at the Jacksonville clinic Monday-Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. For more information please call 903-586-6191. Ext 29
Not sure which immunizations your child needs? No problem, our staff will gladly find out for you and make the process simple. Cherokee County Public Health - preventing, protecting and promoting for over forty years.
KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Cherokee County Public Health Clinical Director Cheryl Hill about the issue. Click below for more.
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