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Back-to-school “Special”: Shot Clinics Aug. 20-Sept. 7

Walk-ins welcome at two Snohomish Health District locations

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Put immunizations at the top of that back-to-school checklist, say health officials. Snohomish Health District will offer back-to-school immunizations at its clinics in Everett and Lynnwood on a walk-in basis throughout the day from Monday, Aug. 20 through Tuesday, Sept. 4; and afternoons Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. 7.

“Our back-to-school ‘special’ dates are very popular,” said Stacy Kiyasu, RN, Snohomish Health District clinic manager. “Families can avoid long lines and long waits by coming in before August 20,” she said. Kiyasu advised clients to call the clinics for an appointment or to confirm walk-in hours.

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, “please call or come to either Snohomish Health District clinic for an authorization form to have another individual bring your child to the clinic.”

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. A sliding fee scale based on household size and gross monthly income is available. Medical coupons are accepted, but private insurance is not. Snohomish Health District clinics do not accept credit or debit cards.

SHD Main Clinic, 3020 Rucker Ave, Suite 108, Everett
425.339.5220; 425.339.5252 (TTY)
Walk-in hours, Aug. 20-Sept.4: Monday & Wednesday, 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon hours, Sept. 5-7: Wednesday 1- 5:30 p.m.; Thursday & Friday 1- 4:30 p.m.

SHD South County Clinic, 6101 200th Ave. SW, Lynnwood
425-775-3522; 425-778-5417 (TTY)
Walk-in hours, Aug. 20-Sept. 4: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday & Thursday, 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.
Afternoon hours, Sept. 5-7: Wednesday & Friday, 1-4:30 p.m.; Thursday 1-5:30 p.m.

The following are minimum vaccines required for children to attend school, Sept. 2001-June 2002:

  • 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, both given on or after 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart)
    3 doses hepatitis B
  • Grade 1:
    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), both given on or after 1st birthday and at least 28 days apart
    3 doses hepatitis B
  • Grades 2-4:
    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 (MMR)
    3 doses hepatitis B
  • Grade 5:
    3 doses DTP/DTaP/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
    1 dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)
  • Grade 6 OR Grades 7-12 and new to school district:
    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
  • Grades 7-12 (returning students):
    3 doses DTP/DTaP/DT/Td, provided last dose given on or after 4th birthday
    3 doses polio
    1 dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), however, 2 doses of vaccine are recommended

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

  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine for any child without history of disease.
  • Hepatitis B for any child without history of disease.
  • Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) is recommended for children 11 years or older whose last tetanus-containing vaccine was 5 or more years ago, but due to a nationwide shortage of vaccine, this immunization will be delayed until adequate vaccine supply is restored. If your child gets a dirty wound, s/he should receive Td vaccine as soon as possible and preferably within 3 days of injury if 5 or more years have passed since last immunization.
  • A 2nd dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) is strongly recommended for any returning student in grades 7-12 who has not received this dose.

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 to improve the health of individuals, families and communities 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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