Kay County Health Department partnering with PCPS to provide vaccinations

July 8, 2024 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY — The Kay County Health Departments is partnering with Ponca City Public Schools July 18 and July 25 to provide vaccinations at enrollment. They will be located at the Registration Center, 111 W. Grand in Ponca City. 

“We want the parents to avoid the back-to-school rush since the health department can be very busy as we approach the first day of school,” said Coordinating Nurse Amy Wehunt.

Wehunt said immunizations are one of the best ways to protect the health of your child against vaccine-preventable diseases.

“Staying up-to-date with childhood immunizations is the best defense against diseases such as whooping cough and measles. We encourage families to immunize their children now while there is little wait time at the health department,” said Wehunt.

Parents or legal guardians must accompany all children under 18 years of age, bring a valid ID, and insurance, if applicable. 

Children through the age of 18 years old are eligible to receive vaccines at no charge through the Vaccine for Children program if any of the following apply: they are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, Native American Indian or their insurance policy does not cover vaccines.

For more information, call the Kay County Health Department at (580) 762-1641.