Excellence in Education: Health Department Vaccinations

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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To attend public school each year, Nebraska students have to meet a series of vaccination requirements.
Meeting the requirement can be a challenge for kids that are uninsured or under-insured, so the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is helping out those families. 
The Health Department is providing free and reduced cost vaccination services for local families. The clinics are also providing extended hours, so that their services are easily accessible before the school year starts.

"If you wait until the last minute, it’s harder to get an appointment and you might have to take your child out of school to get that service. Whereas, in the summertime, at least they wont be in school yet and you wont be interrupting what they’re trying to learn, " says Andrea Haberman, with the Health Department.

If you need help getting your child vaccinated, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department holds the ‘Vaccine Clinics’ every Tuesday and Thursday. Nebraska law requires that public school children must submit a verification of their immunizations by October 19th.

The free and reduced cost vaccination services are provided based upon need. To make an appointment, you can visit health.lincoln.ne.gov or call 402-441-8065.