While back-to-school clothing and supplies are high on the list of action items for our children, Skagit County health officials urge parents to make required vaccination shots a priority before school starts.
“When you ask yourself whether your children are ready for the new school year, don’t forget required immunizations,” urges Skagit County Epidemiologist Yeshimebet Tulu. “Although our department discontinued clinical services in June, we still remain a resource for any questions or concerns you might have regarding your children’s vaccinations.”
Tulu recommends that parents contact their primary care physician regarding vaccine options. Those who do not have a primary care physician are urged to contact a Sea Mar medical clinic. The Mount Vernon clinic is located at 1400 LaVenture, Mount Vernon; (360) 428-4075. The Concrete clinic is located at 7438 South “D” Avenue, Concrete; (360) 853-8183.
“While we no longer provide vaccinations, we are eager to help with information and referrals,” said Tulu. “We want to partner with parents to safeguard children against preventable diseases including whooping cough and influenza.”
To contact the Skagit County Health and Community Services office, call (360) 336-9380.