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Henrico, Va., July 17, 2018 – Rising sixth-graders can get vaccinated at walk-in clinics in July at four Henrico County middle schools. The first two clinics are Wednesday. Henrico County Public Schools’ Department of School Health Services has teamed up with the Henrico Health Department to hold the clinics on July 18 and 25. The 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 all children entering the sixth grade.

In order to be vaccinated, students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 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 vaccinations and there will be no out-of-pocket costs to participating families. If there is a line, those present when the clinic ends may still receive vaccinations.

“This is a huge opportunity for our community and can potentially reduce the number of students not allowed into instruction on our first day or days for failure to have a required vaccine,” said Robin Gilbert, supervisor of Henrico Schools’ Department of Student Health Services.

Walk-in clinics for Tdap and HPV vaccines

July 18
9-11 a.m. at Brookland Middle School, 9200 Lydell Drive, Henrico, Va.

1-3 p.m. at Holman Middle School, 600 Concourse Blvd., Glen Allen, Va.

July 25
9-11 a.m. at John Rolfe Middle School, 6901 Messer Road, Henrico, Va.

1-3 p.m. at L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 

Questions? Contact the Henrico County Health Department’s West End Clinic at 804-501-4651.