School Immunizations Go Mobile in the Crater Health District

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CRATER HEALTH DISTRICT TAKES SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS MOBILE 

(PETERSBURG, Va.) – Crater Health District wants to make it convenient for you to get your children vaccinated before school starts this year.  Crater Health District will commence its Back to School Mobile Immunization Clinic campaign tomorrow Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Sussex County.  For the month of August, Crater Health District staff will travel across the health district to offer required school vaccinations at no cost to you or your children.

“It is vitally important for children to receive immunizations as they obtain protection from preventable diseases.  We want children in our district to have the opportunity to get vaccinated early before school begins and we want to accommodate our parents by bringing the immunizations closer into their community,” says Crater Health District Immunization Coordinator Robin Cox.

The Code of Virginia (§ 22.1-271.2) requires that children attending public and private elementary, middle or secondary schools, child care centers, nursery schools, family day care homes or developmental centers obtain documentation that children have current immunizations to attend these facilities.

The mobile immunization clinic will also offer Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) immunizations to adults who are direct caregivers to infants and young children.  Tdap immunizations are being provided for adults which prevent the transmission of pertussis (whooping cough) infections and its complications.

The Crater Health District Mobile Immunization Clinic will be in your area soon.  Remember to bring a copy of your child’s immunization records.  Check the schedule to find out where your school-age children can get their immunizations.

 

Sussex County

Wednesday, August 10  

     Fresh Pride Grocery Market, 233-A County Road, Waverly, VA (10am-3pm)

Thursday, August 11

     Jefferson Elementary School, 9436 Mayes Street, Jarrett, VA (10am-3pm)

City of Hopewell

Saturday, August 13

     Cavalier Square, 723 Cavalier Square, Hopewell, VA (10am-3pm)

Thursday, August 18

     Hopewell Community Center, 100 West City Point Road, Hopewell, VA (4pm-7pm)

 

 

City Of Emporia

Monday, August 15

     Food Lion, 216 Market Drive, Emporia, VA (10am-3pm)

Thursday, September 1

     Wal-Mart, 303 Market Drive, Emporia, VA (4pm-7pm)

 

City of Petersburg

Wednesday, August 17

     Robert E. Lee Elementary School, 51 Gibbons Avenue, Petersburg, VA (10am-3pm)

Saturday, August 20

     Wal-Mart, 3500 S. Crater Road, Petersburg, VA (10am-3pm)

 

Dinwiddie County

Monday, August 22

     Green Acres Trailer Park, 7901 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie, VA (10am-3pm)

Wednesday, August 24

     Wallace Grocery Market, 21101 Boydton Plank Road, McKenney, VA (10am-3pm)

 

Surry County

Monday, August 29

     Surry Village Apartments, 82 Surry Village, Spring Grove, VA (10am-3pm)

Wednesday, August 31

     Poole Trailer Park, Artis Lane, Surry, VA (10am-3pm)

It is very important for parents to bring along with them their child’s immunization records.  Required childhood immunizations are provided at no cost.  For more information about school and day care minimum immunization requirements, visit www.vdh.virginia.gov/Epidemiology/Immunization/acip.htm, or contact Crater Health District at 804-863-1652.

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