School will be resuming within the next few weeks and parents and students are already beginning to prepare.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to Lafayette County Health Department nurse Glenda Burtz:

Glenda Burtz

“The kids that are going to need the immunizations, for the most part, will be the kindergarteners,”said Burtz,” They usually need a booster for their DTap, polio, MMR, and varicella.  The other groups that will need boosters is the eighth graders.”

The Lafayette County Health Department offers immunization clinics every Monday from 1:00-4:00 and Wednesday from 8:30 – 4:00.  A special clinic with extended hours will be held on Tuesday, July 31, from 8:30 – 7:00.  There is a $10 fee per child to cover the cost of immunization administration supplies.  Those with medicaid benefits are asked to present their card prior to receiving services.

Press Release:

The Lafayette County Health Department would like to remind parents that area schools will be starting soon for the 2012-2013 school year.  If your child does not meet immunization requirements they will not be able to start school on time in August.  The only extended hours clinic at LCHD prior to school starting will be:

Tuesday, July 31, from 8:30am-7pm

Immunization clinics are offered every Monday from 1-4pm and Wednesday from 8:30am-4pm.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Code of State Regulations, Immunization Requirements for School Children, 19 CSR 20-28.010, and Day Care Immunization Rule, 19 CSR 20-28.040 are rules that establish the minimum immunization requirements for children enrolled in Missouri public, private, and parochial schools, day care facilities, or nursery schools.  Now is a good time to check all your children’s immunization records to make sure the will be in compliance.

Should you have questions regarding your children’s immunization record, you may contact the office for clarification.  To get your child’s immunizations up to date and avoid the back-to-school rush, you may see your family physician or attend one of the Lafayette County Health Department’s Immunization clinics.

Vaccine is provided by the Vaccine for Children program of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  The Lafayette County Health Department requests $10 per child (18 yrs or younger) to cover cost of immunization administration supplies.  If you participate in Medicaid, please present your card prior to receiving services.  Donations are always accepted and appreciated to assist with the cost of administering vaccine.  No one is denied service due to inability to pay.  For further information contact LCHD, 547 South Business Highway 13, Lexington, or call (660) 2509-4371, Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm.

Providing services to Lafayette County residents since 1953.  LCHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer Services provided on a non-discriminatory basis.