Do your children have the right back-to-school vaccines?

July 16, 2012 3:52:57 PM PDT
It takes more than shopping for school supplies and new clothes to get kids ready for school. It is also important that children are up-to-date on immunizations.

Due to recent cases of whooping cough in school-aged children in the Tri-State area, as well as national and international outbreaks of measles, it is important that parents schedule appointments with healthcare providers so that children have the immunizations required by New York State to start school on time.

For children who do not have health insurance or a primary care provider, the Westchester County Health Department is offering free immunizations by appointment during a back-to-school immunization clinic.

During the clinic, parents will be able to sign children up for health insurance as well as receive information about where to go for pediatric care.

Appointments will be made on a first-come first-serve basis from Tuesday, August 7 through Tuesday, September 25th

To schedule an appointment at the Yonkers District Office, call (914) 231-2500. To schedule an appointment at the White Plains District Office, call (914) 995-5800.

For more information on immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases, contact the Westchester County Department of Health Immunization Action Program at 813-5000 or go to their website.

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