Openings available at immunization clinics; Make an appointment now for children’s school immunizations

Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care has availabilities for immunizations which are now held on an appointment-only basis. During COVID-19, the walk-in immunization clinics will remain on hold, but for those who want to call ahead and make an appointment, they can do so by calling 563-568-5660. When the appointment is made, instructions are given for the private location the immunizations will be administered. With school right around the corner, the Community and Home Care public health office advises families to make their appointments now to be sure all needed immunizations are received before school begins.

Immunizations are extremely important. They have eradicated Small Pox, eliminated polio from the Americas, and they have almost eliminated Tetanus, Diphtheria and Rubella.  Immunizations have also greatly reduced the occurrence of Measles, Pertussis and Meningitis. Millions of deaths and other tragedies have also been prevented by vaccines.

The Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Immunization, requires Meningitis vaccine for students enrolling in seventh and 12th grades. Other common vaccines available at Community and Home Care are Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR, Flu, Hepatitis A, Varicella (chicken pox), Meningitis, Meningitis B, Rotovirus, Polio, and Pneumonia. The Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care staff keeps records of each child in the county that has received shots at their office and can send the record to that child’s school or daycare as requested. To make an appointment for a private immunization clinic, call Veterans Memorial Hospital Community and Home Care at 563-568-3411.

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