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Cumberland County students can get immunizations at upcoming clinics

Back-to-school vaccines required for those in kindergarten, 7th and 12th grades

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Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the date for the late night clinic, which is Sept. 13.

Back-to-school immunizations will be available for students in Cumberland County Schools at several upcoming clinics.

The school system is partnering with the Cumberland County Department of Public Health to offer immunization clinics for students entering kindergarten, seventh grade and 12th grade, according to a news release from the school system.

COVID-19 vaccines also are available at the clinics for schoolchildren and teenagers in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Walk-ins will be accepted each day until the clinic reaches capacity, the release said. Walk-ins will not be accepted after 6:30 p.m. Insurance information will be collected, but vaccines are free for children younger than 18.

State law requires every child attending a North Carolina school to receive vaccines for diphtheria, measles, mumps and whooping cough. The full vaccine schedule for children is at immunize.nc.gov/family/immnz_children.htm

Clinics for students entering grades seven and 12 are scheduled for:

  • 4-7 p.m. Sept. 6, Mac Williams Middle School, 4644 Clinton Road.
  • 4-7 p.m. Sept. 8, Douglas Byrd Middle School, 1616 Ireland Drive.
  • 4-7 p.m. Sept. 15, Lewis Chapel Middle School, 2150 Skibo Road.

A clinic for students entering kindergarten and grades seven and 12 is scheduled for 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Cumberland County Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St.

At each clinic in September, the first 50 students who are immunized will receive a $10 gift card, according to the release. A parent or guardian over age 18 must accept the card on behalf of the student.

Students who are immunized also may receive free backpacks and hygiene kits. Funding for the immunization clinics is provided by the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment.

For more information about immunizations, go to btsg.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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