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Seventh-Grade Vaccination Clinics scheduled

August 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Health Department is offering  free 7th grade required vaccinations clinics for Allegany County school students.  Students must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  The first was held this past Monday at Mountain Ridge High School.

 

Clinics will be also be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on the following dates:

 

  • August 28 – Fort Hill High School front parking lot loop  (weather permitting)
  • September 10 – Allegany County Fairgrounds  (rain or shine)

 

In the event of inclement weather on August 24 or 28 the clinics will be canceled. The fairgrounds clinic, which is under the large pavilion by the Multipurpose Building, will be held rain or shine.

 

Available vaccines:

  • Tdap:  This is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
  • Meningococcal:  This vaccine protects against certain strains of meningitis.
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus):  This vaccine protects against strains of HPV that cause cancers of the reproductive organs.  Vaccination is recommended for both males and females.

 

Find more information on these vaccines at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/.

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