FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (07-31-2014)
Back-to-School Immunization Event Tomorrow, Friday August 1st
HUNTINGTON, WV. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department will be hosting a “Back-to-School Immunization Event” to prepare children and adolescents for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. The event will take place on Friday, August 1, 2014, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the health department located at 703 7th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701.
Children and adolescents are encouraged to attend the event and receive immunizations to protect them. Several vaccines are required to enter pre-school or head start. Also, remember the school entry immunization requirements for 7th and 12th graders. Seventh graders must have Tdap (1 dose) and Meningococcal (1st dose), while 12th graders must have Tdap (1 dose) and Meningococcal (2nd dose if first was received before 16th birthday). It is highly recommended for parents to bring their child’s shot record.
Many other activities such as balloon art and face painting will be available. If you love them, immunize them!
The health department clinic hours are below for those who are unable to attend the immunization event.
Mondays 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PMFor a complete schedule of immunizations, please visit the health department’s website at www.cabellhealth.org or visit www.cdc.gov to learn more about vaccinations. Contact: Elizabeth A. Ayers, MS Public Information Officer Cabell-Huntington Health Department Office (304) 523-6483 x 258 Fax (304) 523-6482 Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
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