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CHCC and PSS host school-based Immunization Outreach

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Posted on Jul 29 2020

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The Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. and CNMI Public School System are conducting a school-based vaccination outreach for children to be brought up to date with recommended immunizations.

According to the CHCC Immunization Program, based on the CNMI immunization coverage for school aged children in school year 2019-2020, more than 800 of CNMI children are at risk of getting a vaccine-preventable disease.

The dates and location of the school-based Immunization Outreach is as follows:

July 29 Garapan Elementary School
July 30 Koblerville Elementary School
Aug. 4 Koblerville Elementary School
Aug. 5 Marianas High School
Aug. 6 Marianas High School
Aug. 11 Marianas High School
Aug. 12 Oleai Elementary School
Aug. 13 Saipan Southern High School
Aug. 18 Saipan Southern High School
Aug. 19 San Vicente Elementary School
Aug. 20 Dandan Middle School
Aug. 25 FMS Middle School
Aug. 26 WSR Elementary School
Aug. 27 Kagman High School
Sept. 1 Kagman Elementary School
Sept. 2 Chacha Middle School
Sept. 3 Hopwood Middle School

Who is it for?

At this time, this outreach is available for students who need an update with their immunizations and by appointment only.

Appointment process

If your child needs an update with recommended immunizations, your child’s school will contact you via email if your child needs an updated immunization.

Bring your child to the School Outreach Site on the scheduled day.

Pay $5 for a School Health Certificate
Make a payment at the School Outreach Site OR
Make a secured payment online at https://chcc.gov.mp/immunization.php

Fill out a Health Certificate Authorization Release form to release your child’s School Health Certificate to their respective school. Authorization for Health Certificate Release form: shorturl.at/pDOVX
Children need to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

The School Health Certificate will be sent directly to your child’s school within 7 business days of the appointment. The CHCC Immunization Program will print and provide updated Health Certificates directly to your child’s school for their enrollment requirements.

How can I find out if my child is up to date?

To find out if your child is up to date with their vaccines please call the Immunization Program at 236-8745/2130 or your child’s school.

My child is up to date with vaccines, what if they only need a School Health Certificate?

If your child is up to date and only needs, a School Health Certificate, pay the fee and fill out an authorization form releasing your child’s School Health Certificate to their respective school.

Make a secured payment online at https://chcc.gov.mp/immunization.php AND
Fill out the Authorization for Health Certificate Release form here: shorturl.at/pDOVX

For other frequently asked questions about the immunization outreach, visit:
https://www.chcc.gov.mp/DocumentFiles/immunization_13_925149679.pdf
As a reminder, it is essential for everyone in the community to continue to practice good hand-hygiene, wear a face-covering, social distancing, and limit time spent in public places as much as possible.

Practice the 3 W’s – Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear a face covering.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, avoid touching your face, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.

Use and alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available.

Practice social distancing, which means avoiding close contact with people in order to avoid catching the virus yourself and to avoid passing it on to others.

Wear a face covering. For more information about DIY face coverings, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
For more information about which vaccine your child needs from birth to 18 years old visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/schedu;es/index.html

The CHCC Immunization Program is located next to the CHCC Dental Clinic on the main Navy Hill campus. The Immunization Program can be contacted at (670) 236-8745. And is open 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

For more information about CHCC programs, follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @cnmichcc, check out our website at www.chcc.gov.mp or call us at (670) 234-8950. (PR)

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