LCHD to change local immunization clinic times

BY PCC STAFF

LEE COUNTY – LCHD Changes Monthly Immunization Clinic Times to 1 pm to 4:30 pm Starting in October

Lee County Health Department announces a change in the times of their monthly Immunization Clinics. The Keokuk Clinic, located at Trinity United Methodist Church (2330 Plank Road) the second Thursday of the month, and the Fort Madison Clinic, located at LCHD office (#3 John Bennett Drive) the fourth Thursday of the month, will be from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm starting October 2019.

The October Keokuk clinic will be October 10th and the October Fort Madison clinic will be October 24th, 2019.

Children and adolescents attending the clinics must meet at least one of the eligibility requirements to qualify for Iowa’s Vaccines for Children program: enrolled in the Iowa Medicaid program; does not have health insurance; is American Indian or Alaskan Native; or has health insurance that does not pay for vaccines. Free lead screenings are also available for children 6-months to 6-years of age living in Lee County.

“Should these changes in our immunization clinic times create challenges for families to have their child or adolescent receive their timely immunizations, we encourage those families to contact us to discuss other options.” said Michele Ross, Administrator. “We shortened the length and hours at both clinics due to the consistently low attendance after 4 pm. However, we certainly do not want to burden families with these time changes. Families should contact our immunization clinic staff if they are unable to attend a clinic by 4:30 pm at either location”.

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