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Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts offer clinics, appointments for Back to School immunizations

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(WFXR) — With the start of the new school year drawing closer, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts are working to keep local students healthy by providing numerous opportunities over the next month for students to receive Back to School immunizations.

“To meet state requirements to enter the school year, students new to Virginia schools must receive a physical and all students must be up to date on their vaccinations, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts said in a statement on Tuesday, July 27. “There are new vaccines required this year, and in particular, there are several vaccines required for entry into 7th and 12th grades. (COVID-19 vaccines are not required for school entry, however RCAHD encourages all children ages 12 and up to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.)”

The new requirements for the 2021-2022 school year include the Hepatitis-A vaccine for rising kindergarteners, the meningococcal vaccine for rising seventh and 12th graders, the HPV vaccine for rising seventh graders, and Tdap for all rising seventh graders.

Here is a list of walk-in immunization events around the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts over the next month:

  • Tuesday, July 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Northside High School
  • Wednesday, July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at William Byrd High School
  • Thursday, July 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Hidden Valley Middle School
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Patrick Henry High School
  • Thursday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. at William Fleming High School
  • Thursday, Aug. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department
  • Friday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lucy Addison Middle School
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department
  • Friday, Aug. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department
  • Thursday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department
  • Friday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roanoke City Health Department
  • Saturday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at William Fleming High School
  • Monday, Aug. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Andrew Lewis Middle School
  • Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Salem High School

Meanwhile, if you want to set up a vaccination appointment in advance, you can call the following health departments within the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts:

  • Alleghany/Covington Health Department
    321 Beech Street in Covington
    (540) 962-2173
  • Botetourt Health Department
    21 Academy Street in Fincastle
    (540) 473-8240
  • Clifton Forge Health Department
    322 Jefferson Avenue in Clifton Forge
    (540) 962-2173
  • Craig County Health Department
    161 Main Street in New Castle
    (540) 864-5136
  • Roanoke City Health Department
    1502 Williamson Road (second floor) in Roanoke
    (540) 283-5050
  • Roanoke County/Salem Health Department
    105 East Calhoun Street in Salem
    (540) 387-5530
  • Roanoke County/Vinton Health Department
    227 S. Pollard Street in Vinton
    (540) 857-7800

Whether you choose walk-in or scheduled vaccinations, you are asked to bring your child’s most recent vaccine record. For more information — including the necessary vaccines — follow this link.

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