The Bryan County Health Department held a Back to School Immunization Clinic all day on Wednesday March 20 but few showed up.
All vaccines were free for birth to 18 years of age from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., that day. As of 3 p.m. only eight children had received vaccinations during the clinic.
The event was planned for the Wednesday of Spring Break so that students would not have to miss class to get immunizations.
Schools would also not have to be missed if a child felt ill after getting the immunization. Schools were notified of the event so that parents would know to bring children in.
“We thought people would really take advantage of it, but that hasn’t been the case today,” said Jenny Tuttle with the health department.
Another clinic is scheduled for April 4. The Kindergarten Roundup will be held on this day to provide immunizations to children starting Kindergarten however all children are invited to be immunized.