School is out, immunizations are in


PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- Palm Beach County Health Department hopes all children have a safe and fun Summer vacation.  But, it is also reminding parents that it's never too early to ensure their child is ready to return to school by reviewing and updating required vaccinations.

Wednesday and Thursday, June 27 and 28 the health department nurses, dental personnel on the "Tooth Fairy" and others are participating in two outreaches in the western communities. At the Bridges Program they are providing school physicals, children dental exams, vision and hearing screenings, and early bird back to school immunizations. 

Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. they will be at the Bridges at Pahokee Housing Partnership, Inc., 170 S. Barfield Highway Suite 102, Pahokee, 561-899-1650. On Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bridges at Belle Glade Housing Partnership, Inc., 816 West Canal Street South, Belle Glade, 561-899-1646.

In addition, the Health Department Immunization Van will be at the West Palm Beach Health Center, 1150 45th Street, West Palm Beach on Wednesday the 27th from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and on Thursday the 28th at Riviera Beach Head Start, 1440 Martin Luther King Blvd., Riviera Beach.

Further information on school immunizations can be obtained by calling the Health Department Immunization division at 561-840-4568 or on the web at

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