DCHD Back- to-School Immunization Mobile Clinics

DATE:    July 12, 2023

TO:         DeKalb County News Media

FROM:    DeKalb County Health Department  


DCHD Back- to-School Immunization Mobile Clinics

DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) is collaborating with our community partners to provide back-to-school immunizations using the Health Department’s Mobile Unit. The DCHD Mobile Unit will be able to provide additional convenient opportunities for parents and guardians to schedule their child’s back-to-school immunizations. COVID-19 vaccines will also be available at the mobile clinic sites.

Low-cost vaccines are available through the Vaccines for Children (VFC)Program. Uninsured children will not be turned away due to the inability to pay for required childhood immunizations. Cash or check, Medicaid, and most PPO plans are accepted.

School immunizations are required for:

  • Kindergarten
  • 6th grade
  • 16-year-olds

For more information about the required vaccinations, please visit: CDC Resources: Immunization schedules (immunize.org)

Back-to-School Mobile Vaccine Clinics

Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm                         Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Walnut Street Daycare Center                                                    Prairie View Elementary School

201 Walnut St. Genoa, IL.,60135                                                1201 Castle St., Sandwich, IL. 60548

Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, please call (815) 748-2460.

If you are unable to attend the mobile clinic events, DCHD also offers appointments 5 days a week at the Health Department. Please call (815) 748-2460 for more information.

To learn more about the many programs and services of the Health Department, visit health.dekalbcounty.org or follow us on social media.