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Immunization clinics to be held at Owen health center

Immunizations, also called vaccinations, are one of the greatest achievements in public health.

Vaccines prevent disease in people who receive them. Additionally, if enough people in the community are vaccinated, the entire community can be protected because there is little opportunity for an outbreak to occur. Vaccinations are the best way to prevent diseases and the serious effects they can cause.

The Clark County Health Department (CCHD) holds an immunization clinic once a month at the Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center (CCRLC) located at W4266 CTH X in Owen.

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the CCHD will be holding the regularly scheduled immunization clinic on the second Wednesday of every month, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the multi-purpose room/gym. The clinic will no longer be held on the third Monday of every month after Dec. 16.

The 2020 CCRLC immunization clinic dates (second Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m.) will be held on Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, and Dec. 9.

All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Your child may qualify to receive vaccines at no charge (donations welcome). If your child is under the age of 19 and meets at least one of the following eligibility criteria, they can receive vaccines at no charge.

_ They are Medicaid (Badgercare) eligible and either Medicaid-eligible or-Medicaid-enrolled _ They are uninsured: They have no health insurance

_ They are American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C 1603)

_ They are underinsured: They have health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines, or only covers selected vaccines. They are only eligible to receive vaccines through a Federal Qualifi ed Health Center (FQHC), or a Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

For questions, concerns, full details on other immunization clinic locations, or for more information, call 715-743-5105.