Health Dept, NCSD team up to offer seventh-grade vaccinations
The Casper-Natrona County Health Department and school nurses in Natrona County School District are teaming up to offer vaccinations at school buildings.
Incoming seventh-graders will be able to receive their vaccinations this summer at a series of clinics at area middle and junior high schools. All incoming seventh-graders are required to receive a tetanus booster (Tdap) and a Hepatitis B vaccine. Other recommended vaccines for these students also will be available, including menigococcal (Menactra), Hepatitis A, and Human Papilloma Virus (Gardasil). The cost for each vaccination is $12, but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Upcoming school-site clinics for incoming seventh-graders will be:
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 14, CY Junior High
5:30 - 8 p.m., Aug. 25 Frontier Middle School
Incoming seventh-graders may attend any of the clinics; they do not have to attend the clinic at their own school.
Any child receiving vaccines at any of the locations must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and must present an immunization record. Seventh-graders must have their required shots by 8 a.m. Sept. 16, or they will vace being excluded from school.
For more information, contact your school nurse or the health department at 235-9340.