News from City Hall
City of Kansas City, Mo.
CONTACT: City Communications Office, 816-513-1349
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 9, 2011
Back to school immunization clinic Saturday, Aug. 13
Department expands clinic registration times
The City of Kansas City, Mo., is holding a “Back-to-School” immunization clinic on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City’s Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave. No appointments are necessary. Participants should plan to arrive early.
Parents and guardians will need to present a copy of their child’s shot records or a letter from the child’s school stating what shots are needed. If the child has previously had shots at the Health Department, parents and guardians may get a copy of the shot record when they register at the event.
Immunizations are free for children who have no insurance, who have limited insurance that does not cover immunization or who are eligible for Medicaid’s Vaccine For Children program.
Immunizations are available daily in the Health Department’s immunization clinic during regular clinic hours.
To accommodate the large number of children seeking immunizations, the clinic schedule has expanded to include lunch hours on most days. Clinic registration is Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon for the remainder of the back-to-school immunization rush. Children registered during those times will be seen the same day.
For more information about this event, call the Health Department at 816-513-6108. For more information on childhood immunizations, visit our website at www.kcmo.org/health.
Media inquiries on this topic should be directed to Jeff Hershberger, public information officer, 816-840-2548 (pager). Follow the Health Department on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, www.facebook.com/kcmohealthdept, www.twitter.com/kcmohealthdept and www.youtube.com/user/kcmohealthdept.