Rockwood School District is offering three back-to-school immunization clinics before the first day of school, Aug. 12, for district students who still need to get their required shots.
The next clinic will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, in the A-100 meeting room on the first floor of the Administrative Annex at 500 N. Central Ave. in Eureka.
The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), which is administering the shots, is offering the required TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine for eighth-graders and the MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine for eighth-graders and boosters for high school seniors.
"This is an opportunity here in Rockwood to get your kids immunized and up to date so you don't have to struggle for a doctor's appointment or wait for urgent care," said Amy Wehr, supervisor Wellness and Health Services. "It's another one of our efforts to have students safe, healthy and ready to learn."
Wehr asked that interested parents complete the clinic RSVP form
so the VNA will know how much vaccine to bring to each clinic. Parents also need to bring a completed VNA vaccine consent
form with them to the clinics.
The VNA accepts most health insurance and can provide shots for students with Medicaid or no health insurance for free. For more information, visit the district's Wellness and Health Services website