Health Department Says Kids To Get Vaccinated Now

Published 07/02 2014 11:43AM

Updated 07/02 2014 06:15PM

By Joshua Cole Little

LUBBOCK, TX--- It's that time of year again when the City of Lubbock Health Department is urging parents to get your kids immunized now before school starts. 

City nurse Ronda Cartwright said get it taken care before lines get really busy or before you're unable to enroll your child in school. 

"LISD and a lot of the other schools will not let your child enroll in school if they do not have a current shot record and they're not up to date on their vaccines," said Cartwright. 

Vaccinations are available at the Lubbock Health Department for children ages two months to 18 years old, and will be holding various clinics through the month of July. A current shot record is required to receive shots. 

Cartwright also said adults should stay up to date on their shots as well to prevent the spread of illnesses like pertussis. 

"What has happened, pertussis is on the rise again which is known as whooping cough." said Cartwright. "Adults have not had a pertussis containing vaccine since they were very young... and we can pass it on unknowingly to infants or children that are unimunized."

Check the City of Lubbock Health Department website to see how to qualify to receive vaccinations from the Health Department and for a full listing of dates of vaccination clinics this summer. 

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