NEW PHILADELPHIA Dover, Oh

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DOVER (WJER) - Tuscarawas County Health Department officials are making it easier to protect all members of the home with vaccines.

Nursing Director Amy Kaser says their GuardCare event August 10th and 11th at Buckeye Career Center will be an opportunity for adults and children to get caught up on immunizations. And she says the health department will also have extended hours on September 3rd and 4th for back-to-school vaccines, with appointments required.

“I know everybody’s busy with summer. There’s a lot going on, and we do see a big increase in folks especially that first week of school where, ‘Hey, it’s football season, and my child can’t play until they get their vaccines up to date.’ So we are really encouraging people to kind of do it early, get those vaccines in,” she says.

Plus, Kaser says they’ll have a rabies vaccine clinic for pets July 20th from 10 to 12 at the health department, costing $10 per vaccine, cash only.

“It’s a walk-in clinic. Dogs or cats need to be on a leash or in an animal carrier, and then they will get their vaccination certificate as well showing that they’ve been vaccinated for rabies, so it’s a great deal,” she says.

Kaser also suggests for people to make sure they are up to date on their measles and hepatitis-A vaccines with those outbreaks happening this year.  

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