NEWS BRIEFS: School vaccinations offered now … and other items

Clallam County Health & Human Resources is offering youth vaccinations before the school year at its Port Angeles and Forks offices.

Immunizations are held throughout the fall and winter and are by appointment.

To schedule an appointment with the Port Angeles office, call 360-417-2274. To make an appointment at the Forks office, call 360-374-3121.

A child’s immunization records are requested to be brought to appointments.

Cash, checks and Medicaid are accepted.

CCHHR does not bill private insurance companies, but can provide a receipt which can be submitted to insurance, according to a news release.

If a child does not have insurance or the insurance they are covered by does not cover immunizations they might be eligible for CCHHR’s vaccine program, according to the release.

For more information, visit the state Department of Health website at tinyurl.com/PDN-DOH-Vaccinations.

PT immunizations

PORT TOWNSEND — As the school year approaches, Jefferson County Public Health is offering free immunization clinics Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A special late clinic will be available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 29, at public heath, 615 Sheridan St.

No appointment is necessary for any clinic.

Public health bills insurance, both private and Apple Health.

Immunizations required for school attendance are available to children up to age 19 — at no cost for the vaccine — through the state’s Childhood Vaccine Program.

Other charges include an office visit and administration fee. A sliding scale is available for those who qualify.

According to a news release: “There are other vaccines that are recommended for children and teens by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).”

Participants are encouraged to ask about human papillomavirus infection, Hepatitis A, and meningococcal vaccines as well as an annual flu shot

Meningococcal vaccine is especially important and frequently required for freshmen entering college, according to the release.

A list of immunizations required for pre-school and school (K-12) are can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/K12-vaccines.

To access your child’s immunization records to see what is recommended for their age and print out a pre-filled certificate of immunization status, visit www.myir.net.

For more information, call 360-385-9400.

Free Septic 101 class offered

SEQUIM — Clallam County Environmental Health will offer Septic 101, a free informational septic system class, during September.

Pre-registration for the class is required. To register visit www.clallam.net or call environmental health at 360-417-2258.

The class will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13, at the Dungeness Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road.

The class is an introduction geared toward homeowners wishing to learn more about their septic systems. The course describes different types of septic systems, general system care and maintenance, and dos and don’ts for a healthy system.

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