July 29, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Back-to-school Immunizations Offered Through August

As summer comes to a close, many families are making preparations for school to start. One of the most important items to check off your list for back-to-school preparations is to make sure that your child's immunizations are up to date. Immunizations are one of the most important ways to protect children from disease and to keep them healthy and happy as they go through the school year!

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department Westside Public Health Center will be holding special Back-To-School walk-in clinics the entire month of August. Walk-in clinics will be available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and on Tuesdays from 7:30 am to 10:00 am beginning August 1st. Parents wishing to have their children vaccinated must bring a current copy of the child's immunization record. Westside Public Health Center is located at 660 S. Scenic Avenue Springfield, MO. For more information about walk-in clinics, please call Westside Public Health Center at 417-874-1220.

What: Back-to-School Walk-in Immunization Clinics

Where: Springfield-Greene County Health Department Westside Public Health Center located at 660 S. Scenic 65802 contact number 417-874-1220

When: The entire month of August, immunization clinics will be available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, from 8:00 am—10:00 am and Tuesdays from 7:30 am—10:00 am

Who: Back-to-school and childcare immunizations are available to children of Springfield-Greene County residents.

For media inquiries related to the back-to-school immunization clinics, contact Ruth Brown, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse at 417-874-1216.

For more information contact: Katie Towns-Jeter MPH, Public Information Administrator, 417-874-1205

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