There is no handbook for parenting, but there IS a vaccine chart when it comes to keeping kids healthy and up-to-date.
Vaccinations are recommended to protect children from diseases that once sparked fear in the hearts of parents. Polio, measles, and hepatitis can all be prevented with the help of vaccines. By keeping your kids (0-10 years old) up to date on vaccines, you can help them ward off 15 different preventable illnesses.
The chart below gives general guidelines on what and when to give children their vaccinations:
Before your child starts the school year, make it a priority to get them vaccinated.
The Tuscarawas County Health Department is having a drive-up Back to School Vaccine Clinic. Without leaving your vehicle, you can get your 7th grader or 12th grader vaccinated and ready to start the school year.
Wednesday, July 21 Vaccines for 7th Graders
Wednesday, July 28 Vaccines for 12 Graders
Please make an appointment by calling (330) 343-5555 ext 181 or 174.
Available appointment times between 10 am and 6 pm.
Tuscarawas County Health Dept.
897 E. Iron Avenue
Dover, OH 44622
Bring your child’s medical insurance card with you.
Have cash or check ready to pay the $21 flat fee PER vaccine.
You can visit www.tchdnow.org or find them on Facebook for more information about the Tuscarawas County Health Department and their services.