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August 19, 2011

Oswego County Health Department Announces Immunization Clinic Schedule Changes

OSWEGO - The Oswego County Health Department is making changes to their regularly scheduled immunization clinics effective Tuesday, September 27.

Walk-in immunization clinics will be held every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St. in Oswego and the first and third Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse at 2 Broad Street in Pulaski. Immunization clinics previously held on Fridays will no longer take place.

"Vaccines are a very important tool in helping prevent disease," said Dr. Dennis Norfleet, Oswego County public health director. "Vaccines have been so effective that many people have never seen the pain, suffering and disability associated with diseases such as polio, diphtheria, and others."

Immunization remains the safest and most cost- effective preventive measure that people can take to protect children and adults from life-threatening disease. Vaccines protect not only those who get immunized, but also protect the people around them who may not be able to get immunized.

Those people who plan to attend an Oswego County Health Department immunization clinic for the first time should bring their most recent shot record. These can be obtained from their personal healthcare provider or the school they attended most recently.

To find a list of vaccines offered along with the clinic calendar, visit the Oswego County Health Department's Web site at http://oswegocounty.com/health/immunization.html.

If you have questions about immunization or would like more information about vaccinations, call the Oswego County Health Department weekdays at 315-349-3547 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3547.


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