Thursday, August 13, 2015

Health Department Offering Back-to-School Shots

CEDAR CITY, UT The Southwest Utah Public Health Department (SWUPHD) is providing all required vaccinations for students entering kindergarten and the 7th grade, along with those needed by children of any age to get caught up on their immunizations. First-time enrollment into the school district for any grade requires up-to-date immunization records.

While parents can bring their children into the health department at any time without an appointment (see hours below), there will be a special school shots-only clinic on Tuesday, August 18th, from 8am-11am.

"We hope parents will take this opportunity to get their kids vaccinated before school starts," says Kari Abeyta, SWUPHD nurse. "Every year we see a last minute rush to get kids immunized, and sometimes kids miss school until they can show proof of being on schedule with their shots."

There is no charge for vaccines with proof of the following insurances: Altius, Arches, CHIP, DMBA, Medicaid, PEHP, SelectHealth, Tall Tree, or United Healthcare.

Uninsured children can receive vaccines at the discounted rate of $20.50 per shot.

Parents will need to bring their photo ID, along with their child's immunization record.

School Shots-Only Clinic
Tuesday, August 18th (8am-11am)
Southwest Utah Public Health Department  (Cedar City Office)
260 E. DL Sargent Dr.

Or come in during regular business hours, no appointment needed:
M, W, Th: 7:30am-5:30pm (please arrive early enough to complete services before closing time)
T: 1pm-5:30pm
F: 8am - 5pm

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