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June 17, 2014

Vaccination clinics start this Friday

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Cherokee County Public Health (CCPHD) is now offering extended-hour vaccination clinics to better serve our community.

Hate doing things last minute? Great! Take advantage of our extended immunization clinics - be cool and get ready for back to school!

Extended-hour clinics will be held on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25; Aug. 1, Aug. 8, Aug. 15, Aug. 16, Aug. 22 and Aug. 23rd.

Additional extended-hour clinics – through 8 p.m. – will be offered the weeks of Aug. 11 and Aug. 19.

“Immunizations are the first step to ensuring health and wellness,” says Chris Taylor, CCPHD Executive Director. “In recent months, we have seen a variety of cases of diseases like Pertussis, often called whooping cough, that we don’t normally see. This may have happened for a number of reasons, but we want to be sure that everyone understands, when immunizations are not obtained, we will see the return of illnesses that we have been able to keep away.”

“We don’t want to see our children sick,” adds Taylor. “Vaccines are required to register for school. When everyone waits until the last minute, it taxes our resources, backs up local doctor’s offices and causes the schools to spend a lot of unnecessary time making sure everyone has the appropriate immunizations.”

Not sure which immunizations your child needs? No problem, our staff will gladly find out for you and make the process simple.

To learn more, call 903-586-6191.

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