Drive-thru clinic available


GREENVILLE — The Darke County Health Department will again be sponsoring its “Tdap Drive-thru Clinic” on April 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will be held at Spirit Medical Transport, located at 5484 State Route 49 South, Greenville, less than one mile south of the fairgrounds.

This year Tdap and Meningococcal (Menveo) vaccines will be available for all current sixth-graders, and current 11th-graders. These vaccines will meet the new school requirements effective for the 2016-17 school year for these two age groups.

“It is very important for you to bring any current insurance cards with you, as the state cannot provide VFC vaccine for all students this year,” organizers said. “There will be no cost to you on April 9, so please plan to attend this special clinic.”

The new school requirements beginning Fall 2016-17 school year are as follows:

• Seventh grade: Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and Meningococcal ACWY (Menveo)

• Twelfth grade: Meningococcal ACWY (Menveo), one dose given at age 16 years or older.

Call the Health Department with any questions, 937-548-4196.

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