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Free Adolescent Immunization Clinic

City of Wilkes-Barre Health Department Announces Free Adolescent Immunization Clinic
WILKES-BARRE – Immunizations are an active tool in the prevention of many serious diseases that have resulted in debilitating, and sometimes fatal outcomes. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, immunizing your child is a safe and effective way to protect your child from vaccine preventable illnesses.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department will be administering free meningococcal, tetanus (Tdap), chicken pox vaccines on Monday, September 23, 2013, from 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m. The clinic will be held at the Kingston Armory, 280 Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. Vaccines are available for adolescents entering 7-12th grade that have not been previously vaccinated for these illnesses.
Prior to attending the clinic, parents should submit their child’s immunization record via fax to the Luzerne County State Health Center at 570-820-4947. Wilkes-Barre City residents are encouraged to fax records to 570-208-4105. Parents may also elect to have their child’s school nurse submit records to either agency no later than September 16, 2013.
Anyone with questions is asked to call the Luzerne County State Health Center at 570-826-2071 or the Wilkes-Barre City Health Department at 570-208-4268.

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