Fargo Cass Public Health is offering immunization clinics for area school students. The shots are required to attend school in the fall.
"We just wanted to kind of get started, get everybody thinking about their school immunizations. We get reports from the North Dakota Department of Health that our rates are on the lower side," said Rachael Johnson, Public Health Nurse Manager for Fargo Cass Public Health.
North Dakota state law requires students in grades kindergarten through 12 to meet a minimum number of required immunizations before entering school. One immunization clinic open to the clinic is set for this coming Tuesday at West Acres Mall. Two more clinics are planned for mid-August.
Summer Immunization events:
Tuesday, June 28 at West Acres Mall
The following immunizations will be available:
MCV4 (Meningococcal conjugate; one dose required for grades 7-10; two doses required for grades 11-12)
Tdap (tetanus; one dose required for grades 7-12)
HPV (human papillomavirus; recommended for all 11-12 year olds)
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Appointments not necessary but pre-registration is encouraged and can be found on www.ForAllofUs.com.
Wednesday & Thursday, August 17 & 18 at Fargo Cass Public Health
All required and recommended child and teen immunizations will be available
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
These are walk-in clinics, no appointment needed
Parental consent is required for individuals under the age of 18. Prior to attending an immunization clinic, parents are encouraged to contact their insurance company to verify coverage for immunizations provided by FCPH. If coverage will be provided, insurance cards should be brought to the immunization walk-in clinic or appointment. No one will be turned away for not having insurance.