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Public Health offers free children’s vaccination clinics

The Public Health Division of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency will offer free community vaccination clinics for children in several designated locations of the County beginning July 12.

“This is a wonderful service that we hope parents will utilize for their children, particularly if they don’t have a regular health care provider,” said Cathy Dunbar, county immunization coordinator.

Children of all ages (infants through 18 years of age) will be accepted at the clinics. The community vaccination clinics will be held on a monthly basis at each location.  Clinics will not be open on holidays.

All childhood immunizations required for school entry will be offered through Public Health at the community clinics, including Tdap and DTaP (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis); Hib (Haemophilus Influenza Type B); Varicella (Chicken pox); Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); and the Hepatitis B and Polio vaccines. Some adult vaccines will also be available at the clinics. Influenza vaccine will be available during flu season.

No appointment is required at the community vaccination clinics. Parents must bring the child’s shot record. While the vaccinations are offered at no cost, donations will be accepted to help cover administration expenses.

The community vaccination clinic locations and dates are:

Pollock Pines Community Church located at 6361 Pony Express Trail in Pollock Pines on the second Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

White Rock Village Apartments (in the community room) located at 2200 Valley View Parkway in El Dorado Hills on the third Monday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m.

Georgetown Community Center located at 6329 Lower Main St. in Georgetown on the third Wednesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m.

Grizzly Flat Community Church located at 5061 Sciaroni Road in Grizzly Flat on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.

Pioneer Park located at 6740 Fairplay in Somerset on the first Wednesday of each month (beginning in August) from 10 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the free community vaccination clinics, Public Health offers childhood immunizations by appointment at low-cost (typically $10 per vaccine) at its facilities in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Adult vaccines are also available at low-cost.

For more information about the free community vaccination clinics, or to schedule a low-cost vaccination appointment at one of the Public Health facilities, call (530) 621-6100 in Placerville or (530) 573-3155 in South Lake Tahoe. For more information about Public Health programs and services visit edcgov.us/publicheath.

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