Health Dept. Urges Back-to-School Immunizations

posted by News Radio 1370 WSPD & 92.9-FM - 

(Toledo, OH) The health department is urging parents to make sure students get immunized before school starts next week. 

Public health officials are reminding that there are special shot requirements for kids entering kindergarten, seventh grade, and senior year. Kindergarten students must be vaccinated against all kinds of diseases-- diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chickenpox, and hepatitis B. 

The current immunization rate is 73% for Toledo children and 82% for suburban children in Lucas County. 

The health department offers a walk-in immunization clinic as part of its Shots for Tots and Teens program for anyone with insurance, or a $21.25 fee if people don't have insurance. No one will be turned away for an inability to pay. An August calendar of clinics can be found at lucascountyhealth.com. 

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