(Atlantic) As the 2012-2013 school year winds down, the staff at Atlantic Medical Center (AMC) are starting to prepare for the 2013-2014 school. If your child will be entering preschool or kindergarten in any of the area schools and is still in need of their immunizations, make the call now to avoid last minute appointments and schedule conflicts.
“Immunizations protect not only your child, but the community at large,” explained Jeri Orstad, AMC Immunization Nurse. “Plan now to be sure your child is ready to attend school this fall.” All immunizations given at AMC are entered into the state immunization database, so records are current and easily accessed. If you are unsure if your child needs immunizations before starting school call AMC and ask for the immunization room. Jeri or one of the other immunization nurses will be happy to check your child’s immunization record.
For older children, AMC will be offering vaccine updates at the sport physical exams this year. Parents must be present at the time of exam in order for their child to receive any immunizations. Sport physicals will be offered every Tuesday from July 9th through August 6th from 5 – 9 pm. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling AMC. Cost for sport physicals is only $12, payable at the appointment, with no insurance submission.
If you have questions about immunizations for people of any age, contact Jeri at the Atlantic Medical Center Immunization Room, 712-243-2850.