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Erie County offers 'catch-up' immunizations for eligible school-age children


Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering immunization services for school-age children in Erie County who meet all following criteria:

√ Need immunizations in order to continue attending school; and,

√ Are uninsured, underinsured, American Indian or Alaskan Native, or covered by CHIP (Child Health Insurance Plus), Medicaid or managed Medicaid; and,

√ Are not able to make vaccine appointments with a pediatrician or family medicine doctor.

ECDOH can provide chicken pox (varicella); hepatitis B (Hep B); measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); meningitis/MCV4; polio; and tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) vaccines.

Appointments are required and start on Sept. 21. Call 716-858-7687, ext. 5, and leave a clear message with the child’s name, date of birth, and vaccines needed. The ECDOH Immunization Clinic is located at the Jesse Nash Health Center, 608 William St., Buffalo.

For more, visit https://www3.erie.gov/health/ecdoh-immunization-clinic.

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