Monday, August 6, 2012
Local health officials want to remind parents that part of school enrollment is making sure their children get required immunizations. The Sedgwick County Health Department will offer one last special clinic for immunizations:
August 11, 9 a.m. to noon, 2716 W. Central, Wichita
Vaccinations are free to uninsured children age 18 and younger, and proof of income is required. Most insurance is accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. Parents are asked to bring their children's shot record to the clinic.
For more information about vaccinations, contact your doctor or the Sedgwick County Health Department at 660-7300.
Required vaccinations for the 2012-2013 school year are:
DTAP - 5 doses
Polio - 4 doses
MMR - 2 doses
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella - 2 doses for grades K-3 and 7-8 -- 1 dose for grades 4-6 and 9-12
HIB - 3 doses for children younger than age 5
Pneumococcal - 4 doses for children younger than age 5
Hepatitis A - 2 doses for children younger than age 5
Tdap - 1 dose for grades 7-10
*Parents may be eligible to receive a FREE Tdap vaccine while supplies last.