The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is offering additional immunization clinics this summer to serve eligible children who may be excluded from school if they do not meet vaccination requirements. The clinics are by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August at the Health Department, 3140 "N" St. To speak to a nurse or make an appointment, call 402-441-8065.
Nebraska law requires private and public school students from kindergarten through grade 12 to submit written verification of their immunization status by October 19, or 60 days after classes begin. Non-compliant students will be excluded from school.
To be eligible for the LLCHD vaccine, children must be under 19 years of age and uninsured, under-insured, covered by Nebraska Medicaid, or of American Indian or Alaskan Native origin. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and have records of previous vaccines. Free or reduced cost services are available based on need.
For more information, visit health.lincoln.ne.gov. Select "Vaccine Clinic" under the heading "Community Health Services."