Portable vaccines help keep kids healthy

Portable vaccines help kids stay healthy
Portable vaccines help kids stay healthy(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: May. 3, 2023 at 6:49 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne Laramie County is busing public health straight to the kids to help ensure they stay healthy.

“We come out to the schools to make it easy for the parents to get their kids vaccinated and get them ready for schools and then we offer all the age appropriate vaccines so that children are caught up and read to go on and do great things,” said Kasey Mullins Director Nursing Laramie County Public Health.

Cheyenne Laramie County is running a vaccination clinic until early next week, bringing it straight to the schools.

This clinic focuses on 5th and 6th graders to get them up to date on their vaccinations.

This clinic is to help prepare junior high students for the fall school rush and for parents’ sanity.

They are offering Hep-A, Meningitis-A, HPV, T-Dap and Covid boosters.

The clinic averages about 100 students per day, and shots are covered by insurance or state-funded programs.

“Come out and do it now you don’t want to be waiting until august when those deadlines approach. Its so much easier to get it done now and its great,” said Janet Farmer, District Head Nurse, LCSD1.

Students can get a chance to check out the new health bus and get a lollipop after their shots.