Free Clinics Offer Vaccines Needed for Upcoming School Year
(July 30, 2002)
The Allegheny County Health Department, along with Children’s Hospital and the Pittsburgh Board of Education, is sponsoring two free clinics this Saturday, August 3, for children who need chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccines.
The clinics will be held in the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Board of Education parking lot, 419 S. Dithridge Street, Oakland, and from 1 to 3 p.m., outside Reizenstein Middle School, 129 Denniston Avenue, East Liberty.
Vaccinations against chicken pox and hepatitis B will be available to children entering seventh grade or starting school in kindergarten or first grade next fall. Both vaccines are required at these grade levels starting in the 2002-2003 school year.
Any child with a history of chicken pox is exempt from that vaccination requirement.
The clinic is open to children from all areas of Allegheny County. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information, please call 412-622-3940.