Immunization clinics in Augusta

The Butler County Health Department will be offering the following immunization clinics in Augusta for the month of August:
• Aug. 8 at Ewalt Elementary School, 2340 Greyhound Dr., 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
• Aug. 20 at 4800 W. Beech Dr.,(in tag office out by the airport), 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Please bring an Insurance card and current shot record if available.
Vaccinations help protect us all from serious diseases like chickenpox, whooping cough, measles and meningitis. Though vaccine preventable diseases may seem uncommon, Kansas continues to investigate cases and outbreaks of these diseases on a regular basis in the state as do many other states across the United States.
Mortality rates for vaccine preventable disease are highest in children less than 2 years old. Immunizations are a safe and effective way of giving children under age 2 the prize of a healthy start in life while boosters in later years continue to provide protection from by “boosting” immunity.
The Butler County Health Department wants all the children in the county to be fully immunized to protect not only themselves and their families, but also others who cannot take the vaccines for medical reasons and need protection from others who might have a vaccine preventable disease.
For questions, call the Butler County Health Department at 321-3400 or visit them at 206 N. Griffith Suite B, El Dorado.