News

School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

More than 500 Springfield School District 186 students were sent home for the first few days of school last year because they did not receive their required immunizations, and school officials do not want a repeat this year.

The SIU School of Medicine along with the Sangamon County Public Health Department are teaming up to ensure area children are up to date on their shots and physicals.

“We will be providing physicians on August 4th from 11am until 6pm and then on 5th from 8am until 2pm for students, free of charge, who have not gotten their medical care,” says Dr. Tracy Milbrandt.  “We find that alot of times it may be an issue of access to healthcare.”

She adds the service is not need-based and will be held several schools in the district.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

One School District Taking Advantage of New Safety App

Fresh
siren

School officials and first responders will soon be able to use a state-of-the-art tool to respond to emergencies

in Election 2014, Local

Oberweis Curries Coal Favor

oberweis

Disses Durbin's dependability

in Local

Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

accident_southgrand

Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

in Local

Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

BEL-AIRE

Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

in Local

Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

bomb-squad

The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.