Hours set for school immunizations

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A schedule has been set this week for back-to-school immunizations by the Jackson County Health Department.

The immunization schedule continues this week, from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 5-6, and 12-5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7.

The immunizations will be conducted at the Jackson County Health Department, at 401 W. Tamarack Road.

Parents or guardians must bring a valid ID, insurance if applicable, and accompany all children under the ages of 18.

Precautions are being taken to protect both patients and staff, including mask usage, screening patients for Covid-19 symptoms and taking temperatures on site, as well as the practice of physical distancing in the waiting area.

Childhood immunizations remain a vital measure of public health, said health officials.

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