BRHD announces immunization clinics for area children
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Even though children may not want to think about going back to school already, parents may need to.
The Blue Ridge Health Department will be hosting multiple Back to School Immunization Clinics in July and August.
BRHD says rising seventh graders need to have Tdap, HPV and Meningococcal vaccines while rising 12th graders need to have Meningococcal shots.
The clinics will all be walk-in only.
Parents will need to bring a copy of their insurance card or Medicaid if applicable. Insurance is not required to get any of the vaccines.
Minors must be accompanied by a consenting adult who is at least 18 years old.
The first clinic is scheduled for July 24 at the Greene County Health Department.
Other clinics will also be held at the health departments in Charlottesville/Albemarle, Fluvanna County, Louisa County, Nelson County and the Yancey Community Health Center.
Parents should call their local health department if they have any questions regarding required vaccinations for students.
To see the full schedule of clinics by locality, click here.