Richland Public Health has begun taking appointments immediately for immunizations for children age 0 to 18. The appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Appointment slots will be available Monday through Thursday beginning on August 3.

Call 419-774-4700 to make an appointment. When making an appointment, a working call back number will be required. Public Health Nurses will call prior to your appointment to verify information about your child to speed the process on arrival. Please have your child(ren)’s immunization records available during the call. All immunizations will be given in the Corley Room (back parking lot, lower level) at Richland Public Health, 555 Lexington Ave., Mansfield.

To assure safety during the current COVID-19 pandemic, protocols will be put into place:

  • Only one family will be seen at a time for their appointed time slot
  • Only children receiving services may attend appointments
  • Parents must accompany children and wear a facial covering (masks)
  • Children over two years old must also wear a mask
  • All clients are asked to observe social distancing whenever possible
  • Parents and Children will be screened at the Corley Room door for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Temperature check will be taken (non-contact thermometers)
  • Nurses will wear appropriate PPE
  • All immunization stations will be sterilized and wiped down between visits

Richland Public Health is reminding parents of students just starting Kindergarten and those entering 7th grade and 12th grade that certain shots are required and recommended:

  • Kindergarten requires a complete series of Dtap (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis), polio, chickenpox (Varicella), Hepatitis B, and MMR vaccinations. Recommended are Hepatitis A and a flu shot.
  • 7th Grade requires the completed series above plus Tdap (Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis) or tetanus containing vaccine and Meningitis. Recommended are HPV, Hepatitis A and a flu shot.
  • 12th Grade requires the second dose (booster) of the meningococcal vaccine (Meningitis) if a first dose was given prior to age 16, or a first dose if there were no prior doses. Recommended are HPV, Hepatitis A, and a flu shot.

Richland Public Health participates in the federally-funded “Vaccines For Children” (VFC) program. There is no charge if unable to pay. Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care are accepted. Most private insurance companies billed. Children must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or another adult with written permission from the parent.

For questions about immunizations, please call Richland Public Health Clinic at 419-774-4700.

Source: Richland Public Health; Photo by CDC on Unsplash

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