Prevention is key when preparing to go back to school

With summer in full swing, back-to-school prep might be the last thing on your mind. Between stocking up on school supplies and meeting new teachers, vaccinations might not always make the top of the list. Public Health is making it easier for uninsured and underinsured families to get the vaccines they need before heading back to the classroom by hosting an immunization clinic August 28, 3 – 5:30 p.m.

“Bloomington’s vaccination rates are above the state’s average. Maintaining a higher level of coverage helps protect those who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons,” Public Health Program Manager Karen Stanley said. “It is important for all ages to be vaccinated in our community so that diseases that can cause serious complications and death can be avoided.”

Bloomington Public Schools nurses often refer students who are uninsured or underinsured to Public Health. Public Health hosts immunization clinics twice a month year-round on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 3 – 5:30 p.m. Anyone needing their vaccinations can attend them—adults or children. 

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