Parents offered early start on school vaccinations

Area health officials are urging parents to take advance of spring break by getting their kids up to date on all their school-required vaccinations.  The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District offices are offering clinics this week to get those shots. Nurse manager Lee Wonson says area health offices will nurses on-site to give all school-required vaccinations at no charge. 

All district health offices will sponsor clinics Friday, April 29 from noon to 7 p.m. In addition, offices will sponsor school vaccination clinics throughout spring break week by appointment as listed below:

 Roanoke City (540-204-9989)

 — Monday, April 25 through Saturday, April 30, noon to 7 p.m.\

Botetourt County (540-473-8240)

–Monday, April 25, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

–Thursday, April 28, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

 —Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

Covington (540-962-2173) 

 Friday, April 22, 1 to 3:30 p.m.,

 Wednesday, April 27, 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.

 Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

Clifton Forge (540-962-2173)

Tuesday, April 26, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Craig County (540-864-5136) 

 Friday, April 22, 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

Salem/Roanoke County (540-387-5530)

 Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

 Vinton/Roanoke County (540-857-7800)

Thursday, April 28, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 Friday, April 29, noon to 7 p.m.

You may telephone the call center for more information at 540-204-9989. Please contact your local health department office at the numbers listed above to schedule your appointment.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and have an up-to-date vaccination record with them.  Please bring any insurance cards for your child(ren). Vaccines required for school attendance are available at no cost to the patient.

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