Pike County Health offers free vaccinations
The Pike County Health Department will be offering multiple free vaccination clinics during the month of August during their walk-in hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
These opportunities are for children 11 years old through 18 and college students’ ages 19 through 26.
PCHD will also have two outreach clinic opportunities: one will be in Louisiana at the Twin Pike YMCA and the other clinic will be held during the Back to School Fair at the Pike County Fairgrounds.
The clinic locations, dates and times are below:
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the month of August at the Pike County Health Department 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 4, at Twin Pike YMCA 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Back to School Fair at the Pike County Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“This is a special program, due to a one-time allotment of free vaccine being provided to us by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with a strict timeline,” says Community Health Coordinator Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN.
Vaccine can only be given free during the month of August at these scheduled clinic dates and times so PCHD hopes everyone will take advantage of this opportunity of getting freevaccines.
“It is very important to make sure our children are protected from these vaccine preventable diseases,” adds Stumbaugh.
The Tdap, Meningococcal, and HPV vaccines are being offered at no charge during these clinics, regardless of insurance status.
Tdap is required by schools prior to students entering the 8th grade and the Meningococcal is required by most colleges.
All the vaccines given are recommended for all teens starting at the age of 11.
For questions on vaccine recommendations you may contact the Health Department or go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines.
For more information, contact the Pike County Health Department at 573-324-2111 or visit our website www.pikecountyhealth.org