Back-to-school vaccinations already available in Vanderbugh Co. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Back-to-school vaccinations already available in Vanderbugh Co.

Even though the school year just wrapped up, the Vanderburgh County Health Department is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated for next school year. 

Director of Communicable Disease Control Denise Cory says you don't have to wait until August. The health department is open for vaccinations all summer long.

Cory says certain vaccinations for children are required by state law unless the parent files a religious or medical exemption with the school. 

"A new requirement this year is from children from third, fourth, and fifth grade. They'll need a second dose of chicken pox vaccine. It's a lot more convenient for the parents to go ahead and come in now because we have minimal wait times. They can get in and out quite quickly," Cory says.

Health officials say if your child is covered under a health insurance plan, first check with your doctor before getting those vaccinations.  

Those vaccinations are offered at the Vanderburgh County Health Department at 420 Mulberry Street.

They are available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, walk-ins at 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday walk-ins at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Just call (812) 435-5997 to schedule.

Copyright 2013 WFIE. All rights reserved.

 

 

  • LOCALMore>>

  • Bald eagle gets new chance at life thanks to Tri-Staters

    Bald eagle gets new chance at life thanks to Tri-Staters

    Sunday, October 22 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-10-22 13:19:29 GMT
    (Source: Jenni Dunbar)(Source: Jenni Dunbar)

    A bald eagle is getting a new chance at life thanks to a group of people in the Tri-State.  

    More >>

    A bald eagle is getting a new chance at life thanks to a group of people in the Tri-State.  

    More >>
  • YLU Dodgeball tournament raises money for park learning trails

    YLU Dodgeball tournament raises money for park learning trails

    Sunday, October 22 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-10-22 12:15:27 GMT
    (wfie)(wfie)

    The 5th Annual Young Leaders United Dodgeball Tournament got pretty intense as 28 teams competed for the trophy. 

    More >>

    The 5th Annual Young Leaders United Dodgeball Tournament got pretty intense as 28 teams competed for the trophy. 

    More >>
  • 73 'fraudulently contrived credit cards' found by officers during traffic stop

    73 'fraudulently contrived credit cards' found by officers during traffic stop

    Sunday, October 22 2017 8:13 AM EDT2017-10-22 12:13:50 GMT
    Derek Knight, 24, Canton, MI (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's website)Derek Knight, 24, Canton, MI (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff's website)

    A pair of Michigan men are being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail after officers found a "plethora of fraudulently contrived credit cards," during a traffic stop, according to the probable cause affidavit.

    More >>

    A pair of Michigan men are being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail after officers found a "plethora of fraudulently contrived credit cards," during a traffic stop, according to the probable cause affidavit.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly