County Urges Check Of Kids’ Im­mu­niza­tion Sta­tus

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With the new school year start­ing, the Stanis­laus County Health Ser­vices Agency Pub­lic Health Divi­sion (SCHSA/PH) en­cour­ages all par­ents to make sure their chil­dren are up-to-date on im­mu­niza­tions.

“En­sur­ing chil­dren have re­ceived all of the re­com- mended vac­cines is one of the most im­por­tant things par­ents can do to pro­tect their chil­dren from se­ri­ous dis­eases,” said Dr. Julie Vaisham­payan, the County Health Of­fi­cer. “If you haven’t done so al­ready, now is the time to check with your child’s doc­tor to find out what vac­cines your child needs.”

Par­ents are en­cour­aged to re­view their child’s im­mu­niza­tion record, check with their child’s doc­tor to find out what vac­cines are needed, and sched­ule an ap­point­ment as soon as pos­si­ble for their child’s im- mu­niza­tions. Stay­ing up-to­date and get­ting all re­quired vac­ci­na­tions is im­por­tant be­cause they can help pro­tect chil­dren from se­ri­ous ill­nesses such as po­lio, whoop­ing cough, tetanus and diph­the­ria.

Par­ents with chil­dren who do not have a health­care provider, are unin­sured, or have Medi-Cal can re­ceive their vac­cines at the SCHSA/PH Clinic at 820 Scenic Drive in Modesto. Vac­cines are of­fered five days a week, Mon­day through Fri­day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with hours on Tues­days and Thurs­days ex­tended to 7 p.m.

To find more in­for­ma­tion about rec­om­mended vac­cines, visit the web­sites listed here: https://www.cdc.gov/vac­cines/par­ents/; http://www.shots­forschool. org/; http://schsa.org/Pub­licHealth/pages/im­mu­niza­tion/ html/im­mu­niza­tion­in­for­ma­tion.shtm.

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