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L.A. Unified Schedules Free Immunization Clinics

July 22, 2002|STEPHANIE STASSEL | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Free immunization clinics for children of all ages will be offered beginning Tuesday by the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Immunizations include Haemophilus influenzae type B (HiB), diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP), hepatitis A and B, polio and measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), in addition to the tuberculosis (TB) test.

Varicella, the chickenpox vaccine, will be available only at Devonshire Elementary School, the Local District C nursing office and the Local District K office clinics.

The TB test is also available to school district volunteers and employees, while the hepatitis B vaccine will be given to employees whose jobs put them at risk of contracting the disease.

Children must be immunized for polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella before enrolling in any California school.

The clinics' locations and hours are:

* East Los Angeles Occupational Center, 2100 Marengo St., 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 20.

* District nursing services office, 644 W. 17th St., Bungalow C, Los Angeles, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 21.

* Local District K office, 1208 Magnolia Ave., Gardena, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 21.

* Site of former Devonshire Elementary School, 10045 Jumilla Ave., Chatsworth, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 26.

* Maclay Middle School, 12540 Pierce Ave., Pacoima, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 31.

* Local District C nursing office, 6505 Zelzah Ave., Reseda, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 6.

* Miller Elementary School, 830 W. 77th St., Los Angeles, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7.

* Van Nuys Middle School, 5435 Vesper Ave., Van Nuys, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

* Sun Valley Middle School, 7330 Bakman Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13.

* Wright Middle School, 6550 W. 80th St., Los Angeles, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26.

* Gage Middle School, 2880 E. Gage Ave., Huntington Park, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27.

A parent or guardian must accompany any child who is to be immunized.

For more information, call (213) 763-8374.

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