The St. Charles County Department of Public Health’s Division of Health Services encourages students in need of back-to-school immunizations to schedule an appointment in July or early August to ensure their vaccination records are up to date before the new school year.
Appointments are required for the department’s Immunization Clinic and can be made by calling 636-949-1857. The clinic offers appointments Monday-Friday and is located at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles.
Acting Assistant Director of Public Health Samantha VanNatta suggests making an appointment early as availability will be limited Aug. 14-Sept. 4 while the department transitions to a new computer system for electronic medical records.
"We'll still be open for a smaller number of immunization appointments during the transition, but we encourage families to schedule their appointments sooner, rather than later, so we ensure they have what they need before school starts this fall,” VanNatta says.
To protect against vaccine-preventable diseases, the State of Missouri requires children to be immunized with specific vaccines before entering or continuing education in all public and some private schools. To help parents meet these requirements, the Department of Public Health provides all recommended vaccines.
For more information about immunizations for children, visit sccmo.org/ChildImmunizations.
For more information about scheduling immunization appointments, visit sccmo.org/ImmunizationAppointments.