Eastern Missouri Health Services Bowling Green Clinic, a Pike County Memorial Hospital rural health clinic, has increased its childhood immunization rates by 33 percent.
During a recent Vaccine for Children Audit Conference conducted by the Bureau of Immunization Assessment and Assurance, the clinic was praised for the progress toward keeping the children of Pike County save from preventable diseases.
Eastern Missouri Health Services provides free vaccines to children of all ages that are uninsured or underinsured through the Vaccine for Children program.
A small fee may be charged if you see the physician or nurse practitioner for an office visit.
While vaccine-preventable diseases are low in number, it doesn’t mean that they have disappeared. Many of these viruses and bacteria are still spread and that is why it is important that everyone receives the recommended immunizations on time.
Vaccines help your body to recognize and fight the germ when you come in contact with it.
It is common to forget to bring your adolescent and teenager in for vaccines. However it is still important for that age group to receive the appropriate vaccinations to protect them as they enter middle school, high school and college year.
Oftentimes it is a rush to receive the tetanus vaccine before school starts for certain age adolescents and to receive the meningitis (Meningococcal) vaccine before college.
To schedule and appointment call Eastern Missouri Health Services at 573-754-4584 or 573-324-5300.