As the end of this school year approaches, Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) is reminding parents that it’s never too early to plan for the coming school year by ensuring their children are up-to-date on immunizations.
Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade this fall are required to have updated immunizations before they can start school.
An extended-hours clinic will be held on Tuesday, April 27, from 1-7 p.m. at Fayette County Public Health, 317 S. Fayette St. in Washington C.H. The clinic is by appointment only.
Call 740-335-5910 to make an appointment. Insurance and cash are both accepted methods of payment. Visit the FCPH website at www.faycohd.org for a list of accepted insurance providers.
“We encourage parents to schedule their child’s immunizations now to avoid the last-minute rush before school starts,” said Tonda Bradley, Director of Nursing. “Summer is a busy time and before you know it, school is here.”
Parents should bring their child’s immunization record. Schools and child care facilities must verify each child’s immunization record to ensure all required shots are completed before entry to child care, kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade.
Parents or caregivers who have questions are welcome to call FCPH at 740-335-5910.