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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Dr. Diana Yu, Thurston County Health Officer, (360) 867-2501
Peter Mendy, Group Health Cooperative, (360) 923-7301
Elisa Kaufmann, Public Health & Social Services Dept, (360) 867-2579 or KaufmaE@co.thurston.wa.us

No Cost Immunization Clinic This Saturday Sept 21

The Thurston County Medical Reserve Corps and Group Health Cooperative are hosting the third annual
no-cost Back-to-School Immunization Clinic this Saturday, September 21 at the Olympia Medical Center.

This year the clinic welcomes pre-school-aged children along with children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Parents can bring their school-aged children to the clinic between 9 a.m. and noon to receive vaccines that are required for school entry, plus other vaccines that are recommended for children, like the flu vaccine.

The clinic operates on a first come, first served basis, and pre-registration is not required. A parent or legal guardian must accompany children, and should bring each child's immunization records. Immunizations waivers will not be signed.

WHAT: No-cost Back-to-School Immunization Clinic

Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Group Health Cooperative's Olympia Medical Center700 Lilly Road NE in Olympia, 98506

WHO: Children ages pre-school through 12th grade

For more information about the clinic, including a list of available immunizations, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/health/ or call (360) 709-3080 (TDD 360-867-2603). Information about vaccines required for school entry and the waiver process can be obtained from your school or from the Washington State Department of Health ( www.doh.wa.gov ). Information on vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3