April 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brianna Bodily, Public Information Officer (208) 737-5985
Health officials remind families to get their vaccinations before summer vacations begin.
SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO – Measles outbreaks continue to frustrate communities on America’s east and west coasts. As families prepare to travel this spring and summer, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) urges parents to check their children’s immunization records and make sure they are up to date.
“Measles isn’t the only concern. The U.S. has eradicated some diseases that other countries still face. When you travel you put yourself and your family at risk of catching those diseases if you aren’t immunized,” said Logan Hudson, SCPHD Nurse Manager. “We are holding special walk-in clinics this April to help families prepare for their vacations and give parents a chance to take care of back-to-school immunizations before the fall rush.”
Children are required to have several immunizations before entering kindergarten and seventh grade. Most colleges and universities also require future students to receive immunizations before enrolling. If you cannot find your immunization records SCPHD can help. Please visit our website for a list of required school vaccines.
“Our goal is to exceed the CDC’s minimum requirements for childhood vaccinations,” said Christi Dawson-Skuza, SCPHD Public Health Nurse. “We want to decrease vaccine preventable illnesses so we can have a healthier community.
In addition to their weekly Wednesday immunization clinics, the Twin Falls office is holding special walk-in immunization clinics from April 15th to the 19th, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. SCPHD’s other offices also offer immunizations on a scheduled basis, please call for more information.
Twin Falls Office: 737-5966 Bellevue Office: 788-4335 Jerome Office: 324-8838
1020 Washington St. N. 117 East Ash Street 951 East Avenue H
Twin Falls, ID 83301 Bellevue, ID 83313 Jerome, ID 83338
Gooding Office: 934-4477 Heyburn Office: 678-8221
255 North Canyon Drive 485 22nd Street s
Gooding, ID 83330 Heyburn, ID 83336
To learn more about vaccinations visit our website: https://phd5.idaho.gov/Immunizations/Index.htm
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