Southern 7 Heath Department offering ‘Ice Cream for Vaccines’

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ULLIN, Ill. (KBSI) – It’s time for back-to-school vaccinations. Southern 7 Health Department is teaming up with Dairy Queen for its annual “Ice Cream for Vaccines” program.

Shawna Rhine, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Southern 7 Health Department says,
“Well now that we’re starting to think about back to school, it’s a good time for parents to think about getting back to school vaccinations. The big thing for parents to remember, is you want to make sure your children are up to date on their vaccinations that’s so important.”

Illinois state law requires certain vaccinations for children enrolled in childcare, Head Start, Pre-K, elementary, and high school programs.

Every child under age 18 who is immunized through Southern 7 Health Department will receive a coupon, while supplies last, for a free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen restaurants in Anna and Vienna.

“Vaccines are one of our children’s greatest defenses against many serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses and have proven to be safe and effective in protecting them from 14 serious childhood diseases,” said Shawnna Rhine, Community Outreach Coordinator at S7HD.

Southern 7 Health Department provides the recommended vaccinations for all ages at each of their seven clinic offices. The vaccinations include Chicken Pox, MMR(Measles, Mumps and Rubella), D-TaP(Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, aka Whooping Cough), Hib(Haemophilus Influenza), HPV(Human Papillomavirus), Hepatitis A and B, and Polio.

Call 618-634-2297, visit, or download the Southern 7 app to find out if your child is current in his/her routine vaccinations, or to schedule an appointment at a public health clinic near you.

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