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Grand County Public Health offers free immunization clinic in Granby

When families lose insurance coverage or those without insurance are forced to prioritize limited resources, preventative health care may be neglected. Grand County Public Health is dedicated to ensuring that no child in Grand County goes unprotected from vaccine preventable diseases.

On June 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Public Health Nurses will offer a FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINIC for all school age children (4 to 19 years old) at Granby Fire Station. Firefighters will be on hand to provide some fun and fire safety tips.

All required and recommended vaccines will be offered for children and teens, as well as free Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough) for parents.

2010-2011 School requirements: Kindergarten – DTaP, polio, MMR and Varicella; 1st, 2nd, 3rd grades – second Varicella (if not received previously and no history of chickenpox disease); 6th grade – Tdap; 7th-12 grade – Tdap if not received previously.

Recommended vaccines: 4th – 12th grades – second Varicella (if not received previously and no history of chickenpox disease); 6th – 12th grades – HPV (now available for both girls and boys), 3 dose series; 6th – 12th grades – Meningococcal (bacterial meningitis), 1 dose total; Preschool – 12th grades – Hepatitis A, 2 dose series if not received previously.

Bring your child’s immunization record with you. For questions call Grand County Public Health, 725-3288.

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