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Health department to hold immunization clinic
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The Effingham County Health Department will hold two extended-hour clinics to provide immunizations for Effingham County school students who will be entering the sixth grade (current fifth graders). The clinics will be held from March 8 from 4-7 p.m. and April 5 from 4-7 p.m. at the Effingham County Health Department located on Highway 119 South in Springfield.

Health Department staff will administer the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine, the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, and other vaccines required for this particular age group. Appointments are encouraged to reduce wait times.

“We understand that both parents and students have busy schedules so we are trying to make it as convenient as possible for upcoming sixth graders to get the vaccinations they need,” said Effingham County Health Department Nurse Manager, Cindy Grovenstein, R.N. “The vaccinations are required by state law and more importantly, they help protect our children from some potentially serious diseases.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Effingham County Health Department at 754-6484.