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Back-to-school briefs

Staff reports

During September, the El Dorado County Public Health Department will offer low-cost back-to-school immunization clinics.

“Diseases like pertussis and mumps have been more prevalent over the last few years, so children need to be protected before they enter school,” said Allyson Tabor, supervising public health nurse.

On the South Shore, the clinics will be offered by appointment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 2, 4, 9 and 12 at the department office at 1360 Johnson Blvd., Suite 103. Appointments also can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 3.

To schedule an appointment, call (530) 573-3155. A parent or legal guardian must be present for immunization appointments, and parents should bring the child’s yellow immunization card or shot record.

To find out more about school immunization requirements, go to

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District has a policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school and the district office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

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Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown in the policy are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Those in families that receive food stamps, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, Kinship Guardianship Assistance Payments or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations benefits automatically are eligible for free meals regardless of the income of the household in which they reside.

Eligibility for a foster child is based on a separate application and solely on the amount of the child’s “personal use” income.

For more information, contact your local school or the district office at (530) 541-2850.