School-required immunizations will be provided for free with no co-pays Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alachua County Health Department.
“We’re making a Saturday clinic available so that those parents and guardians who can’t come during the week, have a convenient opportunity during the weekend to get the required back-to-school vaccinations for their kids, and these are required for school entry,” said Paul Myers, Alachua County Health Department administrator.
The immunizations are required for school attendance for children attending kindergarten through 12th grade.
Myers said getting your child their immunizations is important. “Immunizations are safe, they have been proven to be safe, and they are the primary means that individuals can take to avoid getting a very serious communicable disease.”
Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their child’s shot record with them to help speed up the process once they arrive at the clinic.
Documentation of insurance information is also required due to new requirements. The information will be kept confidential and the school required immunizations will still be provided at no cost or co-pays.
The required school shots are also offered at no cost or co-pays at all Alachua County Health Department sites during regular weekly business hours.