Blackfoot - Back to School Walk-In Immunization Clinic Scheduled

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					April 20, 2012                                                                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE




                   Back- to-School Walk-In Immunization Clinic Scheduled


Blackfoot – To help parents prepare for back to school immunization requirements,
Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) will be holding a back-to-school walk-in
immunization clinic on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in the Blackfoot office located at 326
Poplar.

Legally, in order to enter kindergarten, children born after September 1, 2005 must have a
minimum of 5 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis), 4 Polio, 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps,
and Rubella), 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Varicella (Chickenpox), and 2 Hepatitis A immunizations.

Legally, in order to enter 7th grade, children are required to have 1 Tdap and 1
Meningococcal immunization, in addition to school entry requirements that are based on
when the child was born.

No child will be denied routine vaccinations based on the inability to pay. Parents are
requested to bring their child’s up-to-date immunization record, insurance card, and coverage
information with them to the clinics.

For more information on the walk-in clinic or immunization requirements, please contact
Kambrea Jones, RN at 785-2160.



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For further information regarding this release, please contact Tracy McCulloch at Southeastern Idaho
                                    Public Health at 208-239-5250.




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