DOH-Clay staff participating in the 2021-2022
Back to School Immunization Drive
During the first two weeks of August 2021, DOH-Clay in partnership with Clay County Emergency Management conducted a Back-to-School Immunization Drive where 685 vaccines were provided to school-aged children. These vaccines ensure children have the proper protection to return to school safely. Vaccines given included DTAP, TDAP, HEP A, HEP B and even the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for those 12 years and older. The Back-to-School Immunization Drive was held at the Clay County Agricultural Fairgrounds.
Santa Rosa County school nursing team
DOH-Santa Rosa school health team is partnering with Santa Rosa District Schools to provide on-site flu vaccines for students. This outreach assures children are vaccinated without an out of school appointment. Last year 3,649 students received flu shots at these clinics. On August 30, 2021, all 29,000 public school students received a packet of information and consent forms for the flu vaccine. This effort to provide flu vaccines in our schools is truly a huge win for Santa Rosa County. Santa Rosa partnered with Locklin Technical College to allow LPN students an opportunity to see public health in action.
A photo collage of DOH-Martin’s outreach van
DOH-Martin unveiled its newly wrapped outreach van, just in time for the launch of the school year. The van's exterior was freshened with vibrant colors to promote public health services and the school based dental sealant program. The oral health program provides pre-school and school-age children with education and support to build a lifetime of healthy habits.