(Placerville, CA) - El Dorado County Public Health Nursing Manger, Lynnan Svensson is reminding parents to plan for the coming school year by ensuring their children are up-to-date on required immunizations. For families without a health care provider, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Nursing program offers low-cost back-to-school immunizations for eligible children. Public Health can provide all childhood vaccinations required for school entry, as well as other vaccinations recommended to keep children healthy.
Parents who wish to have their child vaccinated through a scheduled appointment at Public Health may call the Public Health Clinic at (530) 621-6100 in Placerville or (530) 573-3155 in South Lake Tahoe. El Dorado County Public Health doesn't bill private insurance and vaccinations are charged at full cost for those with private insurance. Children on Medi-Cal, or who are uninsured, are eligible for Public Health's low-cost immunization services.
Public Health Nursing also offers free walk-in vaccination clinics for uninsured children or those on Medi-Cal at designated locations in El Dorado County during the month of August. For dates and locations of walk-in vaccination clinics, call the Public Health Clinic.
Face coverings and physical distancing are required at all clinic locations. Parents should bring their child's immunization record when their child receives immunizations. Schools and child care facilities must verify each child's immunization record to ensure all required shots are completed before entry to child care, kindergarten and 7th grade.
For more information about immunizations required for child care and school, please see https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/immunization.asp
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