OSWEGO – Although the school year just ended, it’s not too early to make sure that students have the right immunizations for the next school year.
“New York State requires that children and young adults have certain vaccinations to be eligible for entrance to school,” said Inga Back, acting director of public health for the Oswego County Health Department. “These requirements cover children entering kindergarten through students going to college.”
The Oswego County Health Department will offer walk-in “K-to-College” immunization clinics every Wednesday beginning July 18 and ending Sept. 26 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St, Oswego.
The clinics will run from 9 to 11 a.m.
The specific vaccines that children need in order to enter 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 Back. “Depending on the student’s 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-to-College clinics should bring their most recent shot record to the clinic.
These can be obtained from one’s private medical care provider or the school the student attended most recently.
Parents who have questions about immunizations or who would like more information may call the Oswego County Health Department weekdays at 349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.