Columbus Health Department hosting college vaccination kickoff

Columbus Health Department hosting college vaccination kickoff

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Health Department is sponsoring a "College Vaccination Kick Off" on July 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is designed to assist college bound freshmen and those re-entering or transferring colleges to meet specific admission requirements. No appointment is necessary.

The University System of Georgia requires proof of immunizations against or immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis B and meningococcal disease.  These requirements may vary depending on the college and/or state; students are encouraged to check with their college for specific entrance requirements.

To help students as they prepare for college entry, the Columbus Health Department is offering the following services: 
•    Immunizations 
•    Proof of immunizations and completion of college immunization forms - required for college enrollment
•    PPD skin test - Check for exposure to tuberculosis 
•    NCAA sickle cell screening - Required for college athletes to play sports

During this event, all college bound students will receive up to $15 off the above services.

The College Vaccination Kick Off event will be held in the General Clinic / Immunization area located on the 2nd Floor of the Health and Human Services Building - 2100 Comer Avenue Columbus, Ga.

Please be prepared to show a picture ID and immunization record if available. You must be accompanied by an adult if under 18 years of age. Bring your college immunization form to be completed, if applicable.

The Columbus Health Department accepts some third party insurances, cash,  credit cards (visa, master card, discover), Medicaid, Amerigroup, Peach Care for Kids, Peach State Health Plan, and Well Care. Checks not accepted.

For more information, please call (706)321-6230 or (706)321-6259 or visit Click here to see the PDF flyer for this event.

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