St. Charles County Health Department Offers Back to School Immunizations

Department Arranges “Walk-In Days” For St. Charles County School Districts.

While checking off your back-to-school shopping list, it’s also important to make certain your children are up-to-date on the immunizations required for school attendance. To help parents meet these requirements, the St. Charles County Division of Public Health’s Immunization Clinic will schedule vaccinations on an appointment basis and offer Walk-In Days for students in various county public school districts.

“As students gear up for the new school year, we understand that a current immunization record is not always a priority, and we schedule these immunization periods to assist efforts that ensure protection for our children,” said Gil Copley, director of the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment. “While no one looks forward to an injection, the benefits of diminishing the spread of serious vaccine-preventable diseases far outweigh the mild discomfort. We offer these vaccines to school-age children as an important step in the process that keeps kids healthy and ready to learn.”

Vaccinations are offered on an appointment basis at the health department facility at 1650 Boone's Lick Road in St. Charles every weekday except Thursday. Hours are 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. — with extended hours until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (open until 7 p.m. on Aug. 9).

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 636-949-1857. Families with health insurance are encouraged to obtain immunizations from their health care provider.

In addition to these scheduled appointments, the Immunization Clinic will offer walk-in days that are open to students from specific districts.

The dates are:

  • – Tuesday, Aug. 9 (8:30 to 11 a.m. or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

The state of Missouri requires all children to be up-to-date on required immunizations. A complete list of Missouri’s vaccination requirements is available here.

Students who have recently moved into St. Charles County should check with the health department to find out if their shots are current. Parents with college-age children should review the school’s specific immunization requirements.

Vaccinations provided by the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment are offered in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Geoff Norton August 08, 2011 at 04:29 PM
Please, just do all of your homework concerning vaccinations. The pros and the cons. Some vaccines have side effects. The percentage can be small, but when it happens to you or your child, it is 100%.


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