Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your children are up-to-date on their vaccines.
When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread disease to others in their classrooms, in the community, and in the home.
The State of Michigan requires that all school age children receive vaccines such as polio, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, varicella and meningococcal before they will allow entry into all public and non-public schools. The Macomb County Health Department provides all of these vaccinations, as well as other vaccinations such as rotavirus, hepatitis A, shingles, rabies, pneumonia, human papillomavirus (HPV9), meningococcal B and the seasonal influenza.
Parents needing updated information on the status of their children’s immunization record and needing vaccinations can visit any one of the three Macomb County Health Department locations:
•Central Health Service Center ◦ 43525 Elizabeth Road ◦ Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
•Southeast Family Resource Center ◦ 25401 Harper ◦ St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
•Southwest Health Center◦ 27690 Van Dyke ◦ Warren, MI 48093
To learn more about vaccines, including our clinic hours, please visit at http://government.macombgov.org/Home or call one of the Health Centers and ask to speak with an Immunization Public Health Nurse.