Summer is a busy time, but the Kewaunee County Public Health Department is suggesting that parents take a moment to get their child or children vaccinated before everyone makes a mad dash to the doctor’s office in August.

“It sometimes can be really difficult to get a last-minute appointment, so having vaccinations done early can give you peace of mind well before the new school year begins,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN and director of the Kewaunee County Public Health Department.

In 2017, the department administered a total of 1,013 vaccines to children in Kewaunee County.

“If parents want more information on certain vaccinations and what’s needed and when, we’re here to help,” Kinnard said.

If you have any questions about vaccination records, contact the Kewaunee County Public Health Department between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at 920-388-7160.

For more information about vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/features/preteenvaccines/index.html.