Fewer free back-to-school vaccines given than expected by health department nurses

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Nurses at the Madison County Health Department say they haven’t given as many back-to-school vaccines as they’d expected.

They’re giving free vaccinations for eight more days. Since last week when they started, more than 340 kids have gotten their required vaccines for school.

Your child has to have the required vaccinations before heading to class. Nurses advise you to have them get the recommended vaccines too.

“They should be vaccinated to help boost their immunity and to protect themselves,” said Shelbrina Lomax with the health department. “Parents who are not sure if they want to get their children vaccinated, I encourage you to come to the health department and speak to an educated nurse. We have nurses that will sit down and talk to you, find out your concerns.”

Stop by the Madison County Health Department between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to get your child a free vaccine and hurry before school starts. The clinic ends August 9th.

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