COLUMBIA — The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will offer another round of free vaccines Tuesday evening.
Who: Students ages 11 to 26
When: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday
Where: The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services clinic, 1005 W. Worley St.
Vaccines offered: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough), meningococcal (meningitis) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations.
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough), meningococcal (meningitis) and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines will be offered while supplies last from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Students ages 11 through 26 are eligible for the vaccinations at the health department's clinic at 1005 W. Worley St.
"We're offering the three because for certain grades — kindergarten, eighth grade and college — there are certain vaccines required," health department spokeswoman Andrea Waner said. "It's back to school and the three we're offering touch on a range of requirements" for students.
Waner said the program is funded and supplied by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Servicesc. The health department offered a clinic Aug. 2 with the same vaccinations.
"We just had a surplus that the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services gave us," she said. "We wanted to be able to offer another clinic to the public so that the people who couldn't attend the Saturday morning might be able to attend a Tuesday evening."
Waner said 37 people attended the last clinic on Aug. 2. Sixteen Tdap vaccines, 21 HPV vaccines and 29 meningitis vaccines were administered. Visitors could get just one vaccine or all of the offered three, depending on what they needed, she said.
Waner said that she saw mostly new college students getting their meningitis shot at the Aug. 2 clinic.
No appointments are needed, and walk-ins are welcome Tuesday evening. Waner said any left over vaccines will go to Tdap vaccination clinics at middle schools in the Columbia Public Schools district.
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