There’s a quick and easy way to get the vaccinations your child needs to start school this year.
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health will be hosting three walk-in immunization clinics in August to help families and their children get ready for the new school year.
The clinics are hosted by LG Health’s Child Protect Program which provides free immunizations to children from birth to age 18 who are uninsured or have Medical Assistance in Lancaster County.
Vaccination requirements include:
- Combination form for diphtheria and tetanus
- Pertussis vaccination
- Combination form for measles, mumps, and rubella
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine for entry into 12th grade or the school year in which the child turns 18
No appointments are necessary to receive immunizations, but parents are asked to bring up-to-date immunization records.
August clinics include the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, August 20 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Garden Spot Fire & Rescue, 339 E. Main St., New Holland
- Wednesday, August 21 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Bart Township Fire Co, 11 Furnace Rd, Bart
- Thursday, August 22 from 2:30 pm to 6 pm at the Columbia Health Center, Columbia
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has the Vaccines for Children Program for children who do not have health insurance or children who are insured but the insurance does not cover immunizations (underinsured). These children are eligible to receive federally funded vaccines at public sites, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics.
For more information contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) to obtain the names and addresses of the public providers in your area.
To attend school in Pennsylvania all children are required to have the necessary vaccines or risk exclusion from school.