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Monroe County extending hours for kids at immunization clinic

There is good news for parents as children head back to school this year. Hours have been extended at the Monroe County Immunization Clinic. (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - There is good news for parents as children head back to school this year.

Hours have been extended at the Monroe County Immunization Clinic.

Rochester City School Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams stood with Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo Tuesday morning to make the announcement.

The goal of the clinic is top help students who are at risk of being withheld from school for not having the proper vaccinations and make it easier for parents to keep their children healthy.

When kids go to school, and don't have their vaccinations, beside the health issues - what happens?," Dinolfo said. "Eventually you're going to get a letter home saying your child can't come back to school. When a child leaves school, and misses school, that child is missing out on an opportunity of a lifetime."

Starting Wednesday, the clinic will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday until October 4.

Tuesdays are for appointment only. Every Wednesday, walk-ins will be available from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Two extra walk-in dates will be held on September 14 and 21.

Most vaccinations are provided at no cost as long as the child is under 18 years of age. Any health insurance cards and letters received from school about missing shots should be brought to the clinic.

Additional information about the immunization clinic can be obtained from the Monroe County Department of Health at (585) 753-1080.

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