Local health department clinics are working to help parents in their communities by offering required childhood immunizations at no cost in celebration of National Public Health Week, which runs April 5-11.
Types of vaccines being offered by the Washington County Health Department to children and youth under the age of 19 at no charge are Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis), H1N1, and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccines.
Clinics will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, April 6, 7, and 9 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday, April 8 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
For the first time in a decade, Tennessee has introduced new immunization requirements for children who attend childcare, pre-school and school, as well as a new Official Tennessee Certificate of Immunization required for children starting pre-school, kindergarten and seventh grade this fall.
For more information, visit http://health.state.tn.us/CEDS/required.htm or call your county health department.