BVTM starts Back to School Week on August 20th!
First up is Dr. Eric Wilke with the Brazos County Health Department. He stopped by Brazos Valley This Morning Monday to talk about immunizations.
There are three checkpoints for immunizations:
-Kindergarten -- DTAP, IPV, MMR, Varicella
-7th grade -- TDAP, Meningoccal, HPV (recommended, but not required)
-Entering college students -- Meningoccal.
Visit Immunize.org for more information.
See Dr. Wilke's full interview in the video player above.
The Brazos Count Health Department has changed it's eligibility for vaccines.
-Children (18 years and younger) who have private insurance that cover vaccines will no longer be eligible to receive vaccines at BCHD.
-Children who are uninsured or children who have Medicaid or CHIP are still eligible to receive vaccines at BCHD.
-Meningitis (Meningoccal) vaccine is available for $110 for insured and uninsured adults 19 and over.
Many school districts require parents to bring a record of immunization with their students. Parents can keep track of their child's shots online through a statewide registry.
Visit the Imm Trac registry here.
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 9|
|Beth Lawrence - St. Thomas Early Learning Center Fun Run|
|Jessica Guidry - Christmas on the Brazos|
|Theresa Mangapora - Food for Families Food Drive|
|Reason to Smile - Send in Your Smiles|
|TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10|
|Brooke Conrad - United Way Campaign|
|Jeff Paradowski - Bikes for Kids|
|Mayor Jason Bienski - City of Bryan|
|WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11|
|KBTX Food for Families Food Drive|
|THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12|
|Michael Browder & Gloria Cooks - Pre Appreciation Concert featuring Pastor Beverly Crawford|
|Jay Socol - City of College Station|
|From the Ground Up - Click Here for Stories|
|Half Price Thursday - Click Here for Deals|
|FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13|
|B/CS Chamber of Commerce|
|BFD Elf on the Shelf|
|Jayla Fry - Click for Weekend Gardener|
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