In June, the Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed a case of measles in Lancaster County. It is one of nine cases reported in the state.
Immunization is the most effective way to protect children from harmful diseases such as measles. Through the ChildProtect program, LG Health offers free immunizations against childhood diseases to children from birth to age 18 who are uninsured or who are enrolled in Medical Assistance.
The next free walk-in ChildProtect Clinic is scheduled:
Monday, July 15, 2019
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Columbia Health Center
306 N. Seventh St.
Columbia, PA 17512
For more information on the ChildProtect Clinics, contact Natalie Oster, LG Health Health Promotion Specialist, at 717-544-3807.
As summer approaches, it is important to plan ahead to ensure students’ vaccinations are current for the next school year.
Learn more school vaccines requirements in a recent blog by Dr. Jennifer Ammons, LG Health Pediatrician.
“A schedule of routine vaccinations from birth through 6 years of age covers children for 14 potentially life-threatening diseases,” Ammons wrote. “Missing these critical vaccines can put a child at life-long risk of contracting whooping cough, measles, polio, hepatitis, and other diseases.”
If you have questions about your child’s immunizations, contact your health-care provider.