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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Aug. 4, 2007 – Acting Assistant Health Commissioner Dr. Marc Jerome noted Friday that August is National Immunization Awareness Month and is urging parents to get pre-teens vaccinated against diseases.
Parents should make sure that children 11 and 12 years old are vaccinated against serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases such as meningitis, whooping cough and cervical cancer, Dr. Jerome said.
Parents are urged to schedule a preventative health care checkup and talk to a health care provider about updating their child's vaccinations.
The Department of Health is also reminding parents that immunization clinics territory-wide are accepting walk-in clients now through Aug. 9. Thereafter, vaccinations will be by appointment only for a one-month period beginning Aug. 13 through Sept. 13, 2007.
For more information or to schedule appointments contact the Department of Health Immunization Clinic between 2 and 4 p.m. weekdays.
– St. Croix: 773-1311, Ext. 3254
– St. John: 776-6400
– St. Thomas: 776-8311, Ext. 2120 or 2150

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