Northland Kids Get Vaccinated Before Heading Back To School
Posted at: 08/21/2013 9:10 PM
| Updated at: 08/21/2013 9:16 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
It may not be as fun as shopping or picking up school supplies, but stopping by Douglas County Public Health's immunization clinic is an errand you won't regret.
"We're hopeful that families will bring their children in and get them vaccinated before school starts," Health Officer Kathy German-Olson said.
The Children's Immunization Clinic took place Wednesday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. German-Olson said getting a vaccine may keep kids healthy all school year.
"When people are in closer proximity and there's a larger number of people in closer proximity, that's when we are even more concerned about the spread of disease," German-Olson said.
Sixth grader Trevor Nicoski stopped by the clinic to get his Meningococcal and Tdap vaccines. They are both required for middle school and grandma was happy to take him.
"It just helps protect them from future illness and diseases," grandma Betty Willoughby said. "He did great."
Douglas County Public Health will have more immunizations clinics the first Wednesday of every month.
Vaccines are free to children without health insurance, with medical assistance or whose insurance doesn't cover certain vaccines.