No, not that kind of shots. Immunizations. It’s back to school time, so it’s also time to verify that the kids are up to date on their shots. Deschutes County’s School Based Health Centers will be holding several “Back to School Shot Clinics” during the week of August 27.
According to Deschutes County:
Any student who attends a public or private school, preschool, childcare facility or Head Start program is required to have vaccines to stay enrolled. Only those who have a religious or medical reason for not being vaccinated are exempt.
Back To School Immunization Clinic Dates and Locations
All clinics will be held 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, August 27: La Pine School Based Health Center
51605 Coach Rd., La Pine
Tuesday, August 28: Lynch School Based Health Center
1314 SW Kalama, Redmond
Wednesday, August 29: Ensworth School Based Health Center
2150 Ne Daggett Lane, Bend
Thursday, August 30: Sisters School Based Health Center
1701 McKinney Butte Rd., Sisters
Please bring your child’s immunization record and your insurance coverage if you have it. For those without insurance, the cost is only $15.19 per shot. No one will be denied service for the inability to pay. For more information about these clinics, please call (541) 322-7400.
For more information on which vaccines are required for your child, go to www.deschutes.org/immunization.
There’s also information about Adult Immunizations, in case you are interested in that program too.