Bags available at HD to prevent mosquito diseases

Linda Kite
SNCHD Public Health Promotion Coordinator

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD) Emergency Preparedness Program and the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps/Community Emergency Response Team prepared bags to help the community prevent Zika and other mosquito borne illnesses. These bags are available at the health department to anyone that wants one as long as supplies last.
SNCHD has immunization clinic every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and 1p.m. until 4:30p.m., on the second Wednesday of the month until 6 p.m. We want to remind parents that children going into kindergarten are required to have certain vaccines, please check with your physician or local health department. 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 legal guardian, school nurse, or physician attesting to a child’s positive history of varicella disease (chickenpox) will be sufficient. 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; through our Vaccines for Children’s Program there is a $10 administration fee per a child, and we accept Medicaid, and CHIPS. We can also vaccinate un-insured adults with Td or Tdap; Hep B; MCV; MMR; Hep A; HPV (up to age 26 for females and 21 for males); Varicella; Zoster (age 50 and older) and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide. The cost is $10.
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