County Health Department schedules evening clinic on September 23.
The Rockland Health Department has scheduled an appointment only evening immunization clinic for children between the ages of five and 18 on Monday, Sept. 23 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The free clinic will be held at the Robert Yeager Health Center on the second floor of Building A in Pomona. Call 364-2497 or 364-2520 for an appointment.
The health department also offers Child Immunization Clinics for children from age five through 18 on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Its Child Health Clinic provides free regular health exams and immunizations for children from birth to five years old. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 364-2519 or 364-2520.
For older county residents, the Health Department offers an Adult Immunization and Foreign Travel Clinic with shots available to prevent a variety of diseases. More information on costs and scheduling an appointment can be obtained at 364-2520.
Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert reminds residents of the importance of getting immunizations.
“Vaccinations have helped to end many diseases like polio, and have greatly reduced the number of people who get sick from diseases such as mumps, measles, and chicken pox,” said Dr. Ruppert. “It is important to get vaccinated to stay healthy and to prevent a sudden increase in these diseases.”
Family physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website can determine which shots family members need.