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(970) 248-6900

The
first day of school is less than a month away and many Mesa County parents are
putting together their back-to-school lists. Be sure to add immunizations to
that list and to check it off before Aug. 3.
Students
entering kindergarten must be up-to-date on all required vaccinations for
attending school, which includes the vaccine for Tetanus, Diphtheria and
Pertussis (DTaP or Tdap). For sixth-graders, this is an additional requirement,
even if the child was current on all vaccinations in elementary school.
Colorado
state law requires parents to provide updated immunization records at school
registration and throughout the year when a child receives an additional
vaccine.
The
Health Department is hosting two back-to-school immunization clinics in July.
July 22 & 23
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-in appointments
only
Bring immunization
records for faster service
Mesa County Health Department offers vaccinations by appointment throughout the year, as well. Call 248-6900 to make an appointment.
For more information on childhood vaccinations, including easy-to-read immunization schedules, visit health.mesacounty.us. Click on “Family Services,” then on “Immunizations.”