department encouraging vaccines during National Infant
BOWLING GREEN: Parents should begin making plans now for vaccines
that their children will need when they return to school in the
offices often become busy with immunization appointments, so
Wood County Health Department is encouraging parents during
National Infant Immunization Week (April 23-29) to begin
making their vaccine plans now.
among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools
for preventing disease and death. They help protect vaccinated
individuals as well as entire communities by preventing and
reducing the spread of infectious diseases.
their recommended immunizations by age 2 and throughout
childhood is the best way to protect them from many serious
diseases, such as whooping cough and measles. Parents should ask
their child’s doctor about what vaccines are recommended for
Health Department provides immunizations to children ages 0
through 18 whose doctors do not offer them. Appointments are
available from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on May 8 and June 4, and
from 1-3:30 p.m. on May 23 and June 20.
information or to make an appointment, call 419-352-8402. Most
insurance and Medicaid are accepted, and the cost without
insurance is $20 per vaccine. If you or your child does not have
a medical provider, Wood County Community Health Center is
accepting new patients. Call 419-354-9049 to schedule an