The Shiawassee County Health Department is offering a special immunization clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to encourage children and teens to get up-to-date on their immunizations. Interested persons may call for an appointment at (989) 743-2356.

Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine preventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the United States they still persist around the world and it is important that citizens continue to protect chidren with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do occasionally occur in this country.

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infant, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalizations, or even be deadly-especially in infants and young children.

As families and residents of Shiawassee County send their children back to school and college the Shiawassee County Health Department encourages you to ensure your child is up-to-date with all required and recommended immunizations.

The Shiawassee County Health Department offers Immunization Clinics every Wednesday in the morning and afternoon by calling (989) 743-2356 for an appointment.

Vaccinations are Important Reports Health Department was last modified: September 7th, 2016 by Karen Elford