SNCHD welcomes “Buzzy the Bee”
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department welcomes “Buzzy the Bee” to the staff. Buzzy will help promote the health department's immunization program. Children will have an opportunity to meet him during Immunization Fun Days this summer.SNCHD will be at the library on Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. to do story time for Kindergarten through third grade children.Parents are reminded that all students entering kindergarten are required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, and two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine; and all students entering seventh grade are required to have one dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids and acellular Pertussis vaccine (TDAP) vaccine, one dose of meningococcal vaccine, and two doses of varicella vaccine. A written statement from a parent (or legal guardian), school nurse or physician attesting to a child’s positive history of varicella disease (chickenpox), or of varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of either dose of varicella vaccine. The health department is encouraging parents to vaccinate their children now and not to wait for the next school year to begin. Immunizations are given every Wednesday at the health department from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. and the second Wednesday of each month until 6 p.m. Children with private health insurance need to be vaccinated by their physician unless private insurance does not pay for vaccines. Then the child can be vaccinated at the health department. There is a $6 administration fee per a child, Medicaid and CHIPS are accepted.Family Planning services are available through several funding sources. Services include pap smears, breast exams, pregnancy testing, methods of birth control and screening and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. For an appointment, call 235-2869.For more information about the services offered at the health department, visit the web site at www.nolancountyhealth.com.The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age.