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Sedgwick County Providing Back-To-School Immunizations

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The Sedgwick County Department of Health is offering vaccinations for kids heading back to school in the fall.

Students can get state-required immunizations at the health department’s Main Clinic. Insurance, plus Medicaid and Medicare, are accepted, and vaccinations are available on a sliding fee scale for kids without coverage.

The health department will also be providing childhood immunizations at this weekend’s Convoy of Hope event at Bethel Life Center and at McAdams Park. The “Day of Hope” helps prepare students going back to school by getting them free backpacks, shoes and school supplies.

Required vaccinations for the 2017-18 school year are the same as they were last year.

Vaccines help prevent the spread of diseases at schools and day care centers. The most recent KIDS COUNT report found that 81 percent of kindergartners in Sedgwick County are fully immunized, slightly higher than overall statewide numbers.


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Nadya Faulx is KMUW's Digital News Editor and Reporter, which means she splits her time between working on-air and working online, managing news on KMUW.org, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. She joined KMUW in 2015 after working for a newspaper in western North Dakota. Before that she was a diversity intern at NPR in Washington, D.C.