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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Sue Poyner, Public Health & Social Services Dept. at (360) 867-2551 or PoynerS@co.thurston.wa.us
Cindy Meyer, Public Health & Social Services Dept. at (360) 867-2522 or MeyerCa@co.thurston.wa.us

No-Cost Immunization Clinic This Saturday, Sept. 20
Get back-to-school vaccines for pre-school and K-12 children

Thurston County Public Health, in cooperation with the county's Medical Reserve Corps and Group Health Cooperative, is sponsoring a no-cost "back-to-school" immunization clinic this Saturday, September 20 from
9 a.m. to noon. Children who are entering pre-school (age 3) through age 18 can get immunizations that are required for school, plus other recommended vaccines, including flu vaccines and immunizations for chickenpox, measles, whooping cough, and others.

The no-cost clinic is open to all school-age children—you do not have to be a Group Health member to participate. The clinic operates on a first come, first served basis, and pre-registration is not required. A
parent or legal guardian must accompany all children, and you should bring each child's immunization
records if available. Immunization waivers or exemptions will not be issued.

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

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon

WHO: Children ages pre-school through 12th grade – open to all students (not just Group Health members)

WHERE: Group Health Cooperative's Olympia Medical Center at 700 Lilly Road NE in Olympia, 98506

For more information about the clinic, including a full list of available immunizations, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us and click on the "Back to School Immunizations" links, 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