The Woodford County Health Department (WCHD) would like to remind the public that Illinois State law requires students to be immunized for various diseases to be enrolled in state recognized public or private schools. WCHD recommends children get vaccinated according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines.
WCHD will be hosting a summer walk-in immunization clinic on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. Walk-in clinics are first come, first serve. This clinic is for Kindergarten-12th grade required immunizations only.
Additionally, immunizations are available by appointment only during regular business hours. If your student has never been immunized or you are following an alternative immunization schedule, please call for an appointment. To receive immunizations at WCHD, immunization records are required. A parent/legal guardian must sign required paperwork and be present during immunizations.
“Immunizations help protect us from disease and it is important to get vaccinated and to stay on schedule. We are here to help as you prepare to get your children ready for the upcoming school year” says Emily Kelly, WCHD Director of Nursing.
Woodford County Health Department works with most insurances and also has private pay options. For more information about State of Illinois required school vaccinations, accepted insurances and fees, visit www.woodford-county.org. To make an appointment for immunizations, please call 309-467-3064.