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COVID-19 Latest News - Updated September 9, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Public Health is temporarily suspending walk-in services for our Immunizations Clinic. A limited number of appointments can be scheduled on Wednesdays by calling 636-949-1857.
The Immunization Clinic encourages clients to schedule appointments as the best way to decrease wait times and receive services. A limited number of Immunization appointments are available from 8:30 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. To schedule an appointment with the Immunization Clinic, please call 636-949-1857.
All clients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring a current immunization record to the visit.
Tips for Making Your Immunization Clinic Visit Less Stressful
Before the Visit
- Read material about the vaccines you or your child may receive and write down any questions you may have.
- Locate your family's immunization records and bring this with you for all individuals receiving vaccinations during this visit.
- Pack along a toy, book, blanket or other comfort item for your child.
- Be honest with the child about the reason for the clinic visit and encourage family members (especially siblings) to offer support.
At the Clinic
- Arrive on time.
- Take opportunities to distract and comfort your child by holding them, singing and pointing out interesting things to see in the clinic room.
- Allow the child to hold their favorite toy or blanket or to read a book during the visit.
- Ask the medical professional all questions you may have about the vaccination and receive appropriate answers to your questions.
- Continue to encourage and support your child. Never scold them for "not being brave." or crying.
- Review the Vaccine Information Sheet to be aware of possible side effects, and monitor the place where the shot was given.
- Provide lots of liquid refreshment, as some vaccines may cause the individual to eat or drink less than normal.
- If you notice any abnormal reactions or if something concerns you, please call your medical provider.