CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Students at Carroll County Public Schools have a chance on Wednesday afternoon to get all their state-required vaccines ahead of the new school year.
An immunization clinic will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at Carroll County High School on Wednesday, July 21. Parents will need to bring a consent form and current immunization records.
Carroll County school officials say the vaccines being offered include the Meningitis vaccine, the Tdap vaccine, the HPV vaccine, and the coronavirus vaccine.
The Tdap vaccine and first dose of the Meningitis vaccine are mandatory before entering 7th grade and the final dose of the Meningitis vaccine is mandatory before entering 12th grade. However, the HPV and the COVID-19 vaccines are optional.
According to the school district, with Virginia’s new school and daycare immunization requirements for 2021, weekly vaccine clinics will also be offered this summer at the following health departments within the Mount Rogers Health District:
- Bland County: First and fourth Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon
- Carroll County: Each Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Galax: Each Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Grayson County: Each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon
- Wythe County: Each Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Anyone needing a Pfizer or J&J vaccine can call the Carroll County Health Department at (276) 730-3180 for an appointment.
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