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Are you up-to-date? Vaccinate!

Snohomish Health District shot clinics Aug. 18-Sept. 5

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Getting ready to travel overseas? Got kids pointed back to school? Snohomish Health District can take care of your immunization needs year ’round, but it’s celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month by offering extra walk-in clinic hours.

The Health District will offer back-to-school immunizations at its clinics in Everett and Lynnwood from Monday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Sept. 5, by appointment from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on a walk-in basis from 1 p.m. to closing.

Required childhood vaccines are available. Additionally, both clinics are stocked with meningococcal vaccine, recommended for freshman college students living in dormitories. [Find more information about meningococcal vaccination at www.doh.wa.gov/immunize; www.acha.org; www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo].

“Immunization has reduced or eliminated many diseases that 50 years ago routinely killed or harmed tens of thousands of infants, children, and adults,” said Stacy Kiyasu, RN, Snohomish Health District clinic manager. “The viruses and bacteria that cause polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, measles, chickenpox, and mumps, still exist and can infect people who are not protected by vaccines,” she said.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany a child to the clinic, and must bring a complete record of the child’s immunizations. “If you are unable to accompany your child,” said Kiyasu, “you need to complete a Snohomish Health District authorization form to have another individual bring your child to the clinic.” The forms are available at both clinics, and the clinics will mail or fax forms on request.

Families with Healthy Options are encouraged to see their health care provider, but will be welcomed at Snohomish Health District. Payment is requested on the day of service in cash or by check. The cost for most immunization services is $19.95 office visit fee, plus $10 administration fee per vaccine. Medical coupons are accepted, but private insurance is not. Snohomish Health District clinics do not accept credit or debit cards. A sliding fee scale based on household size and gross monthly income is available.

Meningococcal vaccine is $69 per dose, plus $29.95 for office visit and administration fees.
Meningococcal vaccine is not offered on a sliding fee basis.

Please call if you have any questions or concerns or to schedule an appointment: Main Clinic (Everett) 425.339.5220; South County Clinic (Lynnwood) 425.775.3522.

Established in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about the Health District at www.snohd.org.

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SHD Main Clinic
3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 108, Everett
425.339.5220; 425.339.5252 (TTY)
By appointment Aug. 18-Sept. 5: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon-Fri; CLOSED LABOR DAY
Walk-in hours, Aug. 18-Sept. 5: 1-4:30 p.m.

SHD South County Clinic
6101 200th Ave SW, Lynnwood
425.775.3522; 425.778.5417 (TTY)
By appointment Aug. 18-Sept. 5: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mon-Fri; CLOSED LABOR DAY
Walk-in hours, Aug. 18-Sept. 5: Mon, Tue & Thu 1-5:30 p.m.; Wed & Fri, 1-4:30 p.m.

The following are minimum vaccines required for children to attend school, Sept. 2003-June 2004:

Kindergarten:

  • 4 doses DTP/DTaP, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday
  • 3 doses polio, all oral or injectable, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday,
  • 4 doses if combination of oral and injectable vaccines
  • 2 doses measles; 1 dose mumps; 1 dose rubella (usually given as MMR), all given on or after 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
  • 3 doses hepatitis B

Grades 1-3:

  • 3 doses DTP/DTaP/DT/Td,provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday
  • 3 doses polio, all oral or injectable, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday,
  • 4 doses if combination of oral and injectable vaccines
  • 2 doses measles; 1 dose mumps; 1 dose rubella (usually given as MMR), all given on or after 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
  • 3 doses hepatitis B

Grades 4 & 5:

  • 3 doses DTP/DTaP/DT/Td, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday
  • 3 doses polio, all oral or injectable, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday,
  • 4 doses if combination of oral and injectable vaccines
  • 1 dose measles-mumps-rubella given on or after 1st birthday (usually given as MMR)
  • 3 doses hepatitis B

Grade 6:

  • 3 doses DTP/DTaP/DT/Td, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday
  • 3 doses polio, all oral or injectable, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday,
  • 4 doses if combination of oral and injectable vaccines
  • 2 doses measles, 1 dose mumps, 1 dose rubella (usually given as MMR), all given on or after 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
  • 3 doses hepatitis B

Grades 7-12:

  • 3 doses DTP/DTaP/DT/Td, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday
  • 3 doses polio, all oral or injectable, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday,
  • 4 doses if combination of oral and injectable vaccines
  • 2 doses measles, 1 dose mumps, 1 dose rubella

These are minimum requirements only. Your health care provider may recommend additional immunizations to help ensure your child’s health. These recommendations may include:

  • Haemophilus influenza type b vaccine for children age 59 months or less (required for attendance at licensed child care centers and preschools).
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for any child without history of disease.
  • Hepatitis B for any child (grades 7-12) without history of disease or who has not completed the vaccine series. Note: A vaccine series never needs to be restarted. A child who has received one or two doses of this vaccine in the past needs only to complete the series.
  • Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) for children 11 years or older whose last tetanus-containing vaccine was 5 or more years ago.
  • Meningococcal vaccine for college students.
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