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Cherokee Co. Public Health offers extended hours, locations

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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