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Putnam to offer walk-in vaccination clinics for students

By Candace Nelson

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Putnam County will offer back-to-school clinics this month.

Situated in a temporary location at the Putnam County Department of Health and Human Resources, clinicians will be administering vaccinations from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 14 and 15 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22.

Students entering seventh grade are required to show proof of a Tdap booster and a dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Students entering 12th grade are required to show proof of a Tdap booster and at least one does of meningococcal vaccine given after age 16.

Recommended vaccinations include Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DtaP or Tdap), Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Polio and Varicella.

Those interested are encouraged to bring all vaccine records, registration form and insurance information.

More information is available at www.kchdwv.org. Contact writer Candace Nelson at Candace.Nelson@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148. Follow her at www.twitter.com/Candace07.


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