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.
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