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ASD and DHHS: Free Vaccine Clinic for Teens and Pre-Teens

By Shannon Riddle, Weekend Digital Producer
Published On: May 02 2014 03:31:14 PM AKDT
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Department of Health and Human Services

ANCHORAGE -

The Department of Human and Health Services is teaming up with the Anchorage School District to provide ASD students free vaccines as the school year comes to a close.

On Saturday, May 3, parents of teens and pre-teens are invited to bring their children to a free vaccination clinic at the ASD Administration office, located near Northern Lights and Boniface. The clinic will provide vaccinations for several illnesses many adolescents suffer from, including meningitis and HPV.

The clinic is funded by a grant from the State of Alaska Office of Public Health, ADHHS spokeswoman Jennifer Ruggles said.

“These vaccines cover a wide range of illnesses for kids in this age group,” said Ruggles. “We want them to be as successful as possible, and this will help.”

Parents are asked to bring in their child’s shot record so clinic workers can update them.

Several prizes will be given away for those who attend, including gift cards up to $150 and an Ipad mini.

For more information on the event, visit the DHHS Facebook page or call (907) 343-4619.