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Joplin Health Department Offers Free Student Immunizations
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- The Joplin Health Department is offering free vaccines. It's for Joplin students that are enrolled in public, private or higher education schools. The vaccines will help prevent meningococcal, tetanus and the HPV infection. Many schools require students to have these shots before they attend classes.
"Just want to help people out. Cause a lot of people, these vaccines are expensive and a lot of insurance's don't pay for them. And even if people can get them at reduced rates, like through the college health centers, there's still $100 a dose," said Jan Clark, Joplin Health Department.
The health department will hold a clinic on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. You're encouraged to make an appointment by calling 417-623-6122.