Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks has announced the Monroe County Department of Public Health has scheduled a number of additional clinics, with extended hours, for kids to get their New York State vaccinations before school.
According to Brooks, the extended clinic hours are intended to serve students who are at-risk of being withheld from school for not having the proper vaccinations.
“Following the required back to school vaccination schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their children, and our public well-being,” she stated. “I hope parents take advantage of these extended hours, so kids can receive the vaccinations they need, remain in the classroom, and fulfill their potential as our community’s next generation of local leaders.”
Clinics will be held at the Immunization Clinic at 111 Westfall Rd., without appointment, as follows:
- Every Wednesday in September, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Thursdays, Sept. 10 and Sept. 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Those who attend the clinics should bring health insurance cards, immunization records, a parent photo ID, and any letters received from their child’s school about the immunizations the student may be missing. In addition, officials said parents may contact their schools, or doctors, to determine what, if any, vaccines their child may need.
Most vaccinations are provided at no-cost through age 18. A chart with all NYS required vaccinations is available at: monroecounty.gov/health-index.php.
Contact the Monroe County Department of Public Health at 753-5150, for additional information regarding the clinic. Adult immunizations will also be available by appointment.
“The primary purpose of getting vaccinated is to keep kids healthy,” said Dr. Jeremy Cushman, Interim Commissioner of Public Health. “We know that parents get busy at this time of year, and making a doctor’s appointment can fall through the cracks. Kids end up missing school, and parent’s schedules are disrupted, so we’re hoping that residents take advantage of our extended clinic hours.”