Friday, August 12, 2011

Back-to-School Immunizations Needed

Back-to-school time is a reminder to parents that Colorado children must have their immunizations up-to-date. Immunizations protect infants from numerous childhood diseases, and booster shots are often needed for older children to enroll in school.

Tri-County Health Department offers all the required immunizations. Available shots include DTaP & Tdap, which combine diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whopping cough); hepatitis A and B; MMR, which combines measles, mumps and rubella (German measles); varicella (chicken pox); polio; haemophilus influenzae Type B (HIB); pneumococcus pneumonia; and meningitis.

Weekly immunization clinics are scheduled in Aurora, Castle Rock, Englewood and Northglenn. Appointments are also available in Parker, Lone Tree and Brighton. Weekend clinics are offered at Aurora Fire Station #2 and in Littleton at the Buck Recreation Center. The clinics are open to all children, no matter where they live. Prices are very reasonable, but no child is ever turned away because of inability to pay.

Immunizations are available for any age child from newborn through 18 years of age. Parents must bring their child’s immunization record with them at the time of the shots. Call 303-451-0123 for more information or visit their website at

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