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Health Department conducting pair of 'Super Shot Days'

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kimberly Hyatt
Those interested in getting shots for the youngsters well ahead of the 2010-11 school year may do so this weekend.

The Clay County Health Department will conduct the first of two planned "Super Shot Days," from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday.

The second event will take place from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 16.

The "Super Shot Days" is not new, according to CCHD Public Health Nurse Kimberly Hyatt.

"Super Shot Days have been done in the past," Hyatt said. "But this is the first one for this set."

According to Hyatt, the Indiana State Department of Health requires students entering grades 6-12 to receive the following shots:

* A second Varicella Shot (for Chicken Pox),

* A T-dap shot, and

* A Meningococcal shot.

The shots have been available through health department clinics Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and will continue to be available on those days until the beginning of the school year.

Hyatt said all the shots are free and the clinics take place at the health department.

She added the health department worked with Clay Community School Corporation officials and placed reminder notes along with end-of-year report cards for students to take home.

"We've been taking appointments," Hyatt said. "We already have some appointments. We're just trying to make it more convenient for those (who work throughout the week)."

Health department officials added parents interested in taking advantage of the two specific clinics must bring their children's shot records and parental consent, if needed.

For more information, call the health department at 448-9019.

Shot clinic information

What: "Super Shot Days"

Where: The Clay County Health Department

When: Saturday, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Wednesday, June 16, from 4-7 p.m. (The health department also conduct shot clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays during normal business hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m.).

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