News Releases > Vaccines for Teens clinic to end March 31
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 23, 2010). – Time is running out for parents to take advantage of a special clinic for teens who will need three additional vaccines for school in the fall.
The Vaccines for Teens clinic has been extended for three additional days. The clinic will be open Monday through Thursday, 3 to 6:30 p.m., through March 31.
A change in state law requires students in grades 6 through 12 to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease, chickenpox and whooping cough protection or they may be excluded from school in the 2010-11 school year. Only those students with a valid medical exemption or religious objection will be exempt from the requirement.
The clinic is at 1818 Carew St., 3rd floor. Parking is available in an attached garage. All three of the newly-required vaccinations, including a tetanus with whooping cough protection, are available for free to children up through age 18. At the clinic, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health continues to offer free H1N1 flu vaccine.
Parents should bring the child’s shot record and/or any proof of chickenpox infection or past immunization. The document required is a written statement, including the date of the infection, and parent signature.
Teen-agers under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (with notarized documentation).
The health department has set up a special hotline for questions about the vaccines or the clinic. The phone number is (260) 449-7506. Residents can also call 2-1-1 for information.