Get free immunizations before school starts

| July 1, 2014

WARSAW – With the start of school just a few weeks away, parents are reminded that certain immunizations are required before their child will be permitted to begin school.

All students entering kindergarten must have several boosters and students who will be entering seventh grade in August must have a Tdap booster, commonly known as a whooping cough and tetanus vaccine.

Immunizations can be obtained from your physician or at several clinic locations.

You can take advantage of a free immunization clinic this Friday and Saturday sponsored by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. These clinics will be offered at the following dates and times:

– Adamsville Fire Department: Friday, July 18 – 10:30 a.m. to noon

– Walhonding Valley Fire Department: Friday, July 18 – 3:30 to 5 p.m.

– New Bedford Elevator & Supply: Saturday, July 19 – 9 to 11 a.m.

– Pearl Valley Cheese: Saturday, July 19 – noon to 1 p.m.

You must take along your child’s current immunization record and there is no charge for these vaccines.

You can also schedule an appointment at the Child Health Clinic by calling 622-2999. The clinic is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parents are asked to please get these immunizations as soon as possible as appointment times become limited as the start of school approaches. Again, if you have a child entering kindergarten or the seventh grade, they must have their vaccines updated before they begin school.

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