Students can get physicals, shots


Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

The Alachua County Health Department will be providing "after-hours" back-to-school physicals and immunizations.

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PHYSICALS AND SHOTS

* What: Alachua County Health Department “after-hours” back-to-school clinic

* When: 5-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13

* Where: Health Department, 224 SE 24th St.

* Information: Call 352-334-7910.

They will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Health Department at 224 SE 24th St. Appointments will be required.

The physicals will be provided at no charge to those who have Medicaid, but there will be applicable co-pays for those with private insurance and $25 for all others.

A child must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other authorized family member. The parent or guardian must bring a photo ID and insurance card. Documentation of insurance information also will be required.

The immunizations required for kindergarten through 12th grade school attendance will be provided free of charge. Age-appropriate non-school required immunizations such as Hepatitis A, Meningitis, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Rotavirus vaccines also will be available at no cost.

Parents and guardians should bring the child's shot record. If shot records are not available, parents should have the information sent from their provider to the Health Department at 352-334-7943, attention "After Hours Clinics."

Required school shots also will be offered at no cost or co-pays at all Alachua County Health Department sites during regular business hours. The main office has a walk-in clinic from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 352-334-7950.

To make an appointment with the "after-hours" clinic and for more information, call 352-334-7910.

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