McIntosh County Health Department to Hold Back-to-School Immunization Clinic
July 19, 2012 - Summer may be in full swing but McIntosh County Health Department officials are urging parents not to wait to get their children the necessary back-to-school immunizations. In an effort to make it as convenient as possible for parents, the health department will hold a back-to-school immunization clinic from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (the office will close from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.) on Tuesday, August 7, at the health department located on Highway 57 in Townsend. No appointment is necessary and immunizations will be given on a first come, first served basis.
The McIntosh County Health Department provides the hearing, vision, and dental screenings and immunizations required for school attendance and will provide parents with immunization certificates once the screenings and immunizations are completed.
Daycare and school-aged children are required by Georgia law to get certain immunizations before entering school. Parents who wait until just before school starts to get back-to-school services for their children can expect longer waiting times at the health department.
"This is a great opportunity to avoid the last-minute rush to get children immunized for school," said Paige Lightsey, R.N., McIntosh County Health Department Nurse Manager.
For a complete immunization schedule, go to www.gachd.org and click on Immunizations and Vaccinations under the Quick Links menu. McIntosh County Health Department staff can help explain the schedule, what immunizations are needed and when they are needed.
For more information, call the McIntosh County Health Department at 912-832-5473.