Kanawha Health Department to host vaccine clinics
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department will have a walk-in vaccine clinic for school-age children who still need immunizations.
The clinic will take place Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Health Department, 108 Lee St. E.
Beginning this year, the state of West Virginia is imposing new vaccine requirements for seventh- and 12th-grade students. Students entering seventh grade will have to show proof of a Tdap booster and a dose of meningococcal vaccine. Twelfth-graders will have to show proof of a single dose of Tdap vaccine and at least one dose of meningococcal vaccine given after their 16th birthday.
The Health Department held immunization clinics for seventh- and 12th-grade students at five county high schools in April and August.
Parents who bring their children to the clinic should bring vaccine records and insurance information.
Registration forms, the price of the vaccinations, and insurance information is available at www.kchdwv.org.