On Wellness in WV

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department is holding five walk-in school vaccination clinics in August.

Clinics are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 7; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 8; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 12; and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Aug. 13.

Seventh-grade students are required to have diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DtaP or Tdap) boosters, as well as one dose of a meningococcal vaccine.

Twelfth-grade students must have a Tdap booster and one dose of meningococcal vaccine after they turn 16.

A full list of recommended vaccines are available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules.

Parents are asked to bring all vaccine records. For a registration form, cost and insurance information, visit www.kchdwv.org.

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