2011 Media Releases

Date:
September 29, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Judith Halstead, MS, Health Director, 402-441-8001
Andrea Mason, MSN, RN, Community Health Services Manager, 402-441-8054

Saturday Vaccine Clinics to Meet School Requirements

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department will hold two Saturday clinics for students who need Varicella and Tdap vaccines, required by Nebraska schools this year. Only students who live in Lancaster County and who need Varicella or Tdap will be served. Tdap is needed for 7th graders only.

The clinics will be held on Saturday, October 15th and Saturday, October 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. The health department is located at 32nd and "O" streets. Parking is available just north of the building and clients may use the north entrance of the building, directly under the "Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department" sign.

In order to quickly serve students, appointments are needed and no "walk-in" services will be available. Please call (402) 441-8065 for an appointment. If a student already has an appointment with the health department, please do not reschedule the appointment. Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Fees are charged depending upon health insurance and income level. A customary administration fee of $13.50 for the first vaccine and $10.50 for each additional vaccine is assessed. No student will be denied needed vaccine.

Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to bring the student's current vaccine record to the appointment.