Thursday, February 29, 2024

ICYMI: Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts Begin Back to School Immunization Clinics

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HAMPTON ROADS — Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts have started back-to-school vaccinations for the 2023-24 school year.

Tes La Dieu, Population Health Coordinator for Hampton & Peninsula Health Districts said, “Vaccines are the most effective means of protecting children from potentially serious infectious diseases and stopping the spread of disease.”

To receive immunizations, parents are required to bring a picture ID, the child’s health insurance card (if they have one) and vaccination records to the clinic.

The free immunization clinics are open to all Virginia residents however, insurance may be billed.

Vaccinations at the Peninsula Health Center, located at 416 J Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News, are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 28 and 29. The walk-in clinic is open to the first 75 clients each day.

On Aug. 25, the Peninsula Health Center location will open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and accept the first 85 clients.

The Hampton Health District, located at 3130 Victoria Blvd in Hampton, will have vaccinations Aug. 16, 17, 24, 28, 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The walk-in clinic is open to the first 75 clients each day.

On Aug. 25, the Hampton Health District location will open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. accepting the first 85 clients.

“It’s also a good idea to get your child’s dental visit checked off, seek out disability or special education services if needed, do an emotional wellness check with your child, go over COVID-19 safety information with your child, and get their COVID-19 vaccine if still needed, ” added La Dieu.

Parents and guardians are asked to check with their individual schools to determine what vaccinations are needed.

Contact Hampton-Peninsula Health District for additional information.

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