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Putnam County Immunizations

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Putnam County will be offering back-to-school clinics this month.

Situated in a temporary location at the Putnam County Department of Health and Human Resources, clinicians will be administering vaccinations on Aug. 14 and 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students entering seventh grade are required to show proof of a Tdap booster and a dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Students entering 12th grade are required to show proof of a Tdap booster and at least one does of meningococcal vaccine given after age 16.

Recommended vaccinations include Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DtaP or Tdap), Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Polio and Varicella.

Those interested are encouraged to bring all vaccine records, registration form and insurance information.

More information is available at www.kchdwv.org.

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.