Meningococcal Vaccine Clinic set for Aug. 10 at Arlington Medical Center

Posted: 7/25/2016

To help parents prepare and protect their children from meningococcal disease, commonly referred to as meningitis, Arlington Medical Clinic will hold a meningococcal vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Meningococcal vaccines help protect against the most common types of meningococcal disease seen in the U.S. South Dakota law now requires all sixth grade students receive one meningococcal vaccine on or after their eleventh birthday. Because protection decreases over time, the CDC recommends 16-year-olds receive a booster dose to continue protection for teens during their ages of highest risk.

Vaccinations are covered by most insurance plans. Children eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children Program will have the vaccine cost waived.

While walk-ins will be accepted during the vaccine clinic, clinic providers encourage parents to setup an appointment for their child. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Arlington Medical Center at (605) 983-3283.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.