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Carson students must be vaccinated to attend school

Nevada Appeal staff report

With the start of the Carson City School District less than two weeks away, Carson City Health and Human Services is reminding parents children aren’t going to be permitted to start school if they’re not vaccinated

“Back to School” immunizations are available at the clinic at 900 E. Long St. from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. every weekday. These extended hours will be in place through Monday, Aug. 22, which will be the first day of school in Carson City.

Vaccinations are required for all students enrolled in Carson City Schools, unless the student has applied for a medical or religious exemption through the school district.

“All children in kindergarten, 7th grade and those new to the school district of any age must be fully vaccinated prior to being enrolled in school. CCHHS’ Back to School Vaccination Days are a perfect opportunity for parents to get their children fully immunized so that they do not have to miss any school days due to the lack of up-to-date vaccinations,” said Roni Galas, clinical services manager for Carson City Health and Human Services said in a Get Healthy column last month.

Children aren’t permitted to start school if they’re not fully vaccinated. This “community” approach to vaccination helps keep all kids healthy and safe from diseases like measles, mumps, chicken pox and whooping cough.

Parents should bring the child’s immunization record with them when they come for vaccinations. Regular fees will apply. Carson City Health and Human Services bills most insurances. Visit http://www.gethealthycarsoncity.org/clinic to see a list of accepted insurances and payment methods. For more information, visit http://www.gethealthycarsoncity.org.