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Neligh to Host Immunization Clinic

October 22, 2009 by lmorgan 

Goldenrod Hills Community Action will hold the Neligh Immunization Clinic on Thursday, November 5th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Abundant Life Christian Center, 1101 L St., Neligh. For an appointment please call (402) 529-3513.

GHCA’s Health Services Program will provide lead screening to children 12 months to 5 years of age at our Immunization Clinics. Children may get lead poisoning from paint of homes built before 1978, tap water, food, pottery, dirt, dust and even from the air we breathe. Elevated blood levels can cause irreversible damage to the brain and nervous system; it can harm the kidneys and digestive system; and because lead reduces the ability for the body to produce red blood cells, it can cause anemia. Children with elevated blood levels of 10 or higher may suffer dulled hearing, stunted growth, reduced eye-hand coordination, behavioral problems and delayed learning skills.

The Immunization Clinic is open to the public, and there are no income guidelines. Each child should be accompanied by the parent or guardian. 

Past immunization records are required. Proxy forms are needed when a parent or legal guardian is unable to accompany the child to clinic. Proxy forms may be obtained by contacting the Wisner office at (402) 529-3513. A suggested donation of $20.00 per child would be appreciated to help defray administrative costs. If a child only receives one immunization, then the suggested donation is $13.50.

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