By ROBERT S. MERRILL
School will be starting in a couple of weeks in Franklin County’s two school districts. Public health officials are reminding those with school-aged children they need to think about back-to-school immunizations.
“It is important to note children in preschool and grades K-12 must meet immunization requirements,” said Tracy McCulloch, public information officer with Southeastern Idaho Public Health.
“In fact, no child shall attend school without proof of immunization status.”
Childhood immunizations are available through private medical providers and at Southeastern Idaho Public Health. Officials at the Preston office said no clinics will be held. But vaccinations can be scheduled by making an appointment and district health nurses will be available most business days through the start of the school year, they said.
Appointments can be made by calling 852-0478.
No child will be denied routine vaccinations based on inability to pay. Parents/ guardians are requested to bring a child’s up-to-date immunization record and insurance card or coverage information to immunization appointments, said McCulloch.
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