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Henrico, Va., July 26, 2018 – The Henrico County Health Department is offering appointments for school physical exams and back-to-school immunizations in August. Students in preschool through fifth grade can get physicals performed on three days: Aug. 1, 9 and 16. Immunizations will be offered Aug. 27, 29 and 31 to students in preschool through 12th grade. Services on these days are by appointment and will be at the Henrico County Health Department’s West Clinic at 8600 Powers Drive. 
 
If needed, immunizations required for school attendance can be given during physicals. The immunization clinics will offer students the Tdap vaccine, which can protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, as well as the vaccine for HPV, which can protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus. The Tdap vaccine, a booster, is required for school attendance. 
 
Students younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, with a photo ID. Students getting vaccinated should bring immunization records, if available. If a participating student has health insurance, the accompanying parent or guardian should bring insurance or Medicaid cards. There is no Henrico residency requirement for the appointments. There will be no out-of-pocket costs to participating families for school-required immunizations. For physicals, uninsured or underinsured Medicaid clients (eligibility group A) will have no out-of-pocket costs. Other Medicaid clients or clients with other insurance may be charged a percentage of the cost for physicals. 
 
School physical exams (by appointment only)
When: Aug. 1, Aug. 9 and Aug. 16
Where: Henrico County Health Department West Clinic, 8600 Powers Drive, Henrico, Va.
To make an appointment, call 804-501-4651.
 
Back-to-school immunizations (by appointment only)
When: Aug. 27, Aug. 29 and Aug. 31
Where: Henrico County Health Department West Clinic, 8600 Powers Drive, Henrico, Va.
To make an appointment, call 804-501-4651.
 
Appointments can also be arranged at the department’s East Clinic by calling 804-652-3190. The East Clinic is at 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., Henrico, Va.