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School starts next week. UCHD in the community with immunizations.

PROVO, UTAH (August 11, 2014) --School starts next week, so it's crunch time for back-to-school planning. That includes getting those school immunizations up-to-date!

New kindergartners are required to have be up-to-date on vaccinations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP, DTAaP, or Tdap vaccine), polio, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), hepatitis A and B, and varicella (chicken pox). Seventh graders are required to have a Tdap booster, and it is highly recommended they also receive a booster for varicella, meningitis, and HPV. Health professionals also encourage these same boosters for college students if they haven't had them. You can find the complete schedule of immunizations at www.UtahCountyHealth.org/immunizations.

The Utah County Health Department (UCHD) offers all these immunizations at our Provo Clinic (151 S. University Ave), in UCHD American Fork Office (599 S 500 E), and Payson Satellite Clinic (439 West Utah Ave). For details, please see www.UtahCountyHealth.org/immunizations, call 801-851-7025, or follow #UtahCountyShots at www.twitter.com/uchd.

The UCHD will also be holding community clinics throughout Utah County. For a complete list, see www.UtahCountyHealth.org/Immunizations, but these are upcoming:

Date Time** City Location
Tuesday, August 12 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Payson Payson Junior High
1025 South Highway 198
Tuesday, August 12 5 to 7 pm Payson Payson City Center
439 West Utah Ave
Thursday, August 14 3 to 5:30 p.m. American Fork American Fork Junior High
20 West 1120 North
Monday, August 18 4 to 6 p.m. Vineyard Vineyard Elemetary School
620 East Holdaway Road
Monday, August 18 6 to 8 p.m. Pleasant Grove Spectrum Academy
751 W. 700 South
Tuesday, August 19 5 to 7 pm Payson Payson City Center
439 West Utah Ave

**Subject to change, please check back for updates

To speed up your visit, individuals are encouraged to download the paperwork, print it and have it filled it out before arrival (also available from the UCHD web site). Insurance plans can be billed (including Altius, Bluecross BlueShield, CHIP, DMBA, Educators Mutual, Humana, Medicaid/Medicare, PEHP, SelectHealth, and United Healthcare). The UCHD also is also a Vaccine For Children (VFC) provider for those that qualify. Appointments are not necessary and individuals will be seen on a first-come/first-served basis.

And if you need copies of birth certificates, those are also available in our Provo and American Fork offices.

The Utah County Health Department is committed to promoting the health of our community by preventing avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, responding to public health emergencies, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For information on UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. You can also now follow the UCHD at www.FaceBook.com/uchealth, www.instagram.com/UtahCountyHealthDept, www.twitter.com/uchd, or www.pinterest.com/uchd. The UCHD is a partner with Utah's Public Health Departments.