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Special clinic for students needing Tdap begins today
by Tribune Staff
Aug 15, 2011 | 793 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Back-to-school immunization requirements for Washoe County School District students include being current with Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) if entering seventh grade. For those students who are not current with the Tdap requirement, special walk-in clinics at the Washoe County Health District will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m., on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, today through Aug. 26. A special Saturday walk-in clinic is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Aug. 27.

“We have been informed by the school district that a large number of seventh grade students in Washoe County still do not have the required vaccinations for school entry,” said Phillip Ulibarri, spokesman for the Washoe County District Health Department. “While in previous years the school district had provided an extension that allowed entering seventh graders more time to receive the Tdap immunization, we understand that this will not be the case this school year.”

According to school officials, any student who does not present verification that immunizations are up to date will be turned away from the school until they have received the required Tdap shot.

The Washoe County Health District Immunization Clinic is located at 1001 E. Ninth Street, Building B, in Reno. Tdap shots will cost $16.

For more information, visit www.washoecounty.us/health.

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