CRESTVIEW — The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County is extending clinic hours for back-to-school immunizations.
Crestview dates and times are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4, 6, 11, 12, 15 and 18; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5; and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 13, and 14. The Crestview location, 810 E. James Lee Blvd., is closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily.
The Health Department is also offering physicals — by appointment only — Aug. 8 and 15 in Fort Walton Beach. A school or sports physical costs $40; the cost to get both is $50.
March of Dimes, which promotes mom and baby health, urges parents to immunize their children against infectious diseases before the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
Influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), and measles are just a few of the serious vaccine-preventable diseases that still affect children.