Immunization clinics planned

August 19, 1997

"Passport for Life," a free Washington County immunization campaign, begins today for all children ages 12 and older.

Children can receive free immunizations at the Washington County Health Department at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Adults need only to bring their child's immunization records with them to participate, according to Betty Shank, health education officer.

No appointments are necessary.

The shots given can prevent pain, fever, rashes, coughs, sore throats, hearing loss, blindness, crippling, brain damage and death, health officials said.

The shots fulfill Washington County school requirements necessary for school enrollment.

Day two of the immunization effort will be Tuesday, Aug. 26, at sites across the county:

* Hancock Community Center, 126 W. High St., Hancock, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

* Clear Spring Fire Hall, Mulberry St., Clear Spring, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

* Noland Community Center, 1048 Noland Drive, Hagerstown, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


* Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville, 4:30 to 7 :30 p.m.

For more information, call 301-791-3229.

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