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Required high school vaccines available at Health Department

By Staff | Aug 12, 2016

On Saturday, Aug. 13 and Wednesday Aug. 17, Jefferson County Health Department will administer Tdap and meningococcal shots, which are required for West Virginia students entering seventh and twelfth grades.

The department will also offer the HPV vaccine, which helps prevent several types of cancer. No appointment needed, just walk in.

Parents should bring their driver’s license or other photo identification; their child’s up to date immunization record; and the child’s health insurance card(s).

While it is walk in, those who pre-register will have shorter wait times. Go to www.jchealthdept.org/patient-forms for more details or call 304-728-8416.