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Date change: Free drive-thru back-to-school vaccine and flu clinic set for Oct. 10 rescheduled for Oct. 17 in Kent

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Because of anticipated poor weather this weekend, a free drive-thru vaccine clinic for school-aged children and flu clinic for all community members ages 4 and older set for Oct. 10 has been rescheduled for Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

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With heavy rain and wind forecast for this weekend, the free drive-thru vaccination clinic for school-aged children and flu vaccination event in Kent and scheduled for Oct. 10 has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hosted by the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association with support from the Kent School District, and Public Health – Seattle & King County, the drive-thru clinic offers all of the vaccinations required for King County school-aged children to return to in-person learning, as well as flu shots for everyone ages 4 and older, are available at free drive-thru clinic event in Kent, Oct. 17.

The drive-through clinic is open Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the ShoWare Center, 625 W James St., Kent.

The clinic will provide all vaccines that King County children ages 4-18 are required to have for K-12 school entry – including Tdap, DTaP, MMR, hepatitis B, varicella, and polio.

In addition, all community members ages 4 and older can get the flu vaccine, which is highly recommended during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

No registration is required for childhood vaccines. Please be prepared for a possible wait during high traffic periods. If coming for flu vaccine only, please register in advance at schedule.seattlevna.com.

Childhood vaccines are available to all children at no cost, and no health insurance required. Individuals coming for the flu vaccine only should provide their health insurance information at registration. Those without health insurance or whose insurance plans don’t cover flu vaccine can still be vaccinated at no cost.

Clinic patrons are asked to wear short sleeves and make sure everyone over the age of 2 wears a mask. If getting childhood vaccines, please bring any vaccination records available.

Information about this and other immunization and vaccination opportunities is available here.

Providing effective and innovative health and disease prevention services for more than two million residents and visitors of King County, Public Health – Seattle & King County works for safer and healthier communities for everyone, every day. More at www.kingcounty.gov/health

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