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Do you have a Child Entering 6th Grade?

Do you have a Child Entering 6th Grade?

North Carolina Immunization Law requires that all children entering 6th grade must have a tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis vaccine (Tdap). Your child will be suspended from school on Monday, September 26, 2011 if proof of this is not provided.
 
WHO: 6th Graders 
 
WHAT: FREE Tdap Vaccination Clinics for children with Medicaid, NC Health Choice or no insurance
 
NOTE: Children who are fully insured should receive the Tdap at their private provider’s office or may receive it at the health department for a fee of $62 (cash or check).
 
WHERE:  Forsyth County Department of Public Health 
               799 Highland AvenueWinston Salem, NC 27101 
 
WHEN:  Wednesday, September 14th (3:00 – 6:30 pm)
            Wednesday, September 21st (3:00 – 6:00 pm)
 
BE SURE TO BRING YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATION RECORD!
For more information, please call (336) 703-3314.
 
And…this is the info from Guilford County:
 

Appointments for the Tdap vaccination are available at both Health Department locations, 1100 E. Wendover Avenue, Greensboro and 501 E. Green Drive, High Point.

For an appointment at either location, call 641-3245. Spanish speakers who wish to secure an appointment at the High Point location should call 641-4591. Ask about cost when you call.  The Tdap vaccination is also available at the child’s pediatrician’s office.

Please bring your child’s shot record and insurance card, if any to the clinic of your choice.

Tdap vaccine can protect adolescents and adults against three serious diseases.  Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are all caused by bacteria.  Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches, or wounds. Tetanus, also known as Lockjaw, causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to “locking” of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in up to 2 cases out of 10. Diphtheria causes a thick covering in the back of the throat. It can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure, and even death.  Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, causes severe coughing spells, vomiting, and disturbed sleep. It can lead to weight loss, incontinence, rib fractures and passing out from violent coughing, pneumonia, and hospitalization due to complications.

For more information about Tdap or any childhood immunization, contact Guilford County Department of Public Health.

Tami Rumfelt

Tami Rumfelt

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I have three awesome kids – Andrew, Carley and Laura. My husband, Alton, is a delivery driver by day with dreams of one day publishing his own comic book. Yes, he is a geek, but I love him anyway. I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times. MON-FRI 3P-7P, SAT 3P-6P tami@wbfj.fm