Health Department Offers Free Shots for Prairie River Middle School Students on September 27

bb_middle-School_studentsLincoln County Health Department (LCHD) will again be holding a vaccine clinic at Prairie River Middle School (PRMS). This will be on Tuesday, September 27.  This free clinic is only for students attending PRMS and is funded through a grant received by the LCHD.

Vaccines that will be offered include Influenza, Meningococcal, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis (Tdap). “It is very exciting to be able to offer not only the influenza vaccine but all adolescent vaccines,” said Mindy Schwarz, Public Health Nurse for Lincoln County Health Department.

The vaccine clinic is free, voluntary, during regular school hours and parent(s)/guardian(s) need not be present.  However, students must have a completed, signed consent form returned by September 22 to the PRMS front office in order to receive needed shots.  A packet containing vaccine information along with the consent form has been sent via mail to all families who have a child(ren)  attending PRMS.

Parents/guardians are asked to make certain their child eats a good breakfast before coming to school on vaccination day, in addition to dressing appropriately so their upper arm is easily accessible.

If parent(s)/guardian(s) did not receive a packet, need another packet or have questions on shots their student may need please contact the Lincoln County Health Department at 715-536-0307.

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