SALISBURY – The Wicomico County Health Department will begin a series of walk-in immunization clinics this week ahead of the new school year.
Beginning Aug. 16, the health department will be doing its part to bring Wicomico County students up-to-date on required immunizations.
Students entering kindergarten, first, second and third grades are required to have two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine. Students entering seventh through tenth grade are required to have one dose of Tdap, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, and one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.
Dr. James Cockey, deputy health officer for the Wicomico County Health Department, said the county has offered immunization clinics for several years, but is seeing a growing interest in this year’s clinics.