|FREE Tdap Vaccine to be held in Scott County Schools|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Scott County Health Department|
|Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:50|
The Scott County Health Department has partnered with the Iowa Department of Public Health to hold Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) vaccine clinics in area schools for students 6th through 12th grade, regardless of insurance status. This vaccine is designed to protect adolescents and adults from Pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus (lock jaw) and diphtheria (thick covering in the back of the throat that can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, or death). The Health Department plans to hold the FREE clinics at the schools beginning in December 2012 through March 2013.
Parents are asked to return consent forms with their children to the schools, no later than November 1, 2012.
For more information on Pertussis or the Tdap vaccine, visit the Scott County Health Department’s Web site at www.scottcountyiowa.com/health.
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