August 15, 2017 – Getting vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health. Diseases can quickly spread among groups of children who aren’t vaccinated. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school or even a college freshman, parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers, classrooms and communities, including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

Nevada County Public Health will be holding a “Vaccines for Children” (VFC) Back to School Clinic in both Grass Valley and in Truckee.

Grass Valley’s Back to School Cinic: Tuesday, August 15th

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Veteran’s Hall Multipurpose Room
255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley

Truckee’s Back to School Clinic: Thursday. August 31st

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Public Health Department
10075 Levon Avenue #207, Truckee

The VFC Program is for children 18 and younger who are uninsured,  have Medi-Cal or Medi-Cal Managed Care, or are Native American or Alaskan Native or for those whose insurance does not cover vaccines. Your child’s shot record and, if applicable, Medi-Cal card will be required for vaccine administration.

Nevada County will also be holding extended regular clinic hours on August 10th  from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information on this, please check or call (530) 265-7265.