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County Health Department to Offer 2 Additional Walk-in Vacination Clinics

October 12, 2010
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10/13/10 The Marshall County Health Department will host two additional walk-in vaccination clinics for students in grades 6 through 12 and kindergarten.

The walk-in clinics will be held on Wednesday, October 13th and Monday, October 18th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Health Department at 112 West Jefferson Street.

Parents are required to bring vaccination/shot records to the clinic.  Immunization records are available by contacting the PHS nurse. (936-2178 ext. 7006) Only T-DAP, Meningococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox), and kindergarten shots will be given during the walk in clinics.

The health department will not give baby shots, preschool shots or vaccinations for children ages 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 year olds during the walk-in clinics.

Students who are not in compliance with the State of Indiana’s new immunization requirements by November 15th will not be allowed to attend Plymouth Schools.

During the County Council meeting on Tuesday the Council approved a transfer request from the Health Department in the amount of $3,000 from professional services to be split into two line items, $2,000 in the nurse line item and $1,000 in the clerical line item.  It was noted that the state’s new immunization requirement has cause unexpected expenditures in the County Health Department budget.

Councilmember Judith Stone said that she has volunteered during the last four clinics.  She continued by saying, “During the walk-in clinic last week over 200 kids received their vaccinations.  The two hour clinic turned into three hours and a one point the wait line went from the north doors down the alley to near Bruno’s.”

Wes Burden, Head of the County Health Department said the wait time was approximately an hour and a half last week.   He said people began lining up before 3 p.m. for their vaccinations last Wednesday.

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