Although the school year just ended, it’s time to make sure your child has the right immunizations for the next school year. New York State requires people to receive certain vaccinations to be eligible for entrance to school. These requirements range from children entering kindergarten to students going to college.
The Oswego County Health Department will offer walk-in K- College immunization clinics every Tuesday beginning July 19 and ending Sept. 13 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St, Oswego. The clinics will run from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays only.
The specific vaccines your child needs for entrance to school can be found at http://www.nyhealth.gov/publications/2370.pdf.
“All college students attending school in New York State are required to be immunized against measles, mumps and rubella,” said Dr. Dennis Norfleet, Public Health Director. “Depending on your course of study, colleges may require additional vaccines. This information can be found by contacting the college.”
Those planning on attending one of the K-College clinics who have never been to an Oswego County immunization clinic should bring their most recent shot record to the clinic. These can most easily obtained from your private provider or the school you’ve attended most recently.
Parents who have questions about immunization or would like more information, may call the Oswego County Health Department weekdays at 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.