As I have mentioned previously, I believe the decision about whether to immunize our children should be left in the hands of parents, not the government. I believe that as parents we must take it upon ourselves to research the issue and decide for ourselves whether our children are better off being immunized or not.
My six children had all of the recommended early childhood immunizations. I believe that the lifesaving benefits of preventing illnesses such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis far outweigh the possible risks involved.
The Central District Health Department just put out the following news release, containing information you might find useful:
“Back-to-School Immunization Clinics Start Monday
“The Central District Health Department has scheduled special immunization clinics specifically for back to school age children 4 – 18 years old beginning Monday August 10th. All immunizations will be by appointment only.
“CDHD Boise office – 707 N Armstrong Place. Call 327-7450 for appointments.
“August 10, 8 am – 5 pm
“August 11, 8 am – 5 pm
“August 12, 11 am – 7 pm
“August 19, 11 am – 7 pm
“August 20, 8 am – 5 pm
“August 21, 8 am – 4 pm
“CDHD will provide immunization services to all children regardless of their families’ insurance status. CDHD will bill insurance companies on behalf of clients and then work with families if there is an outstanding balance remaining.
“For more information on immunizations at CDHD call 208-327-7450 or visit us on the web at http://www.cdhd.idaho.gov.”