Fargo, North Dakota – Fargo Cass Public Health (FCPH) encourages parents to ensure that their children are immunized in time for the start of school in the fall. North Dakota state law requires kids in grades kindergarten through twelve to have a certain number of vaccines before beginning school.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, families have done what we asked: they stayed home and did their part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. An unfortunate side effect is that children have missed check-ups and recommended childhood vaccinations,” says Leslie Rohrich, FCHP Immunization Coordinator.
Vaccination is vital throughout childhood, according to the CDC, since it provides immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening infections.
In order to assist parents their child immunizations to be up to date, FCHP will host walk-in immunization clinics once a month. Clinics will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Fargo Cass Public Health on the following dates:
- Thursday, June 17
- Thursday, July 15
- Thursday, August 12
You can also make an immunization appointment at 701-241-1383.