Education briefs – Port Townsend Leader

Get ready for school with Ms. Mirandy

Preschool owner and former childrens librarian Mirandy Cook is holding Back to School with Ms. Mirandy from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 3 upstairs at Aldrichs Market, 940 Lawrence.

Children ages 3-6, along with their parents or caregivers, are invited to listen to back-to-school-themed stories, sing songs, play music and more.

Back-to-school immunizations now available

Its time for back-to-school immunizations, and Jefferson County clinics are offering vaccines to children as old as 19 at no cost through the states Childhood Vaccine Program.

Vaccines are available at Jefferson County Public Health, 615 Sheridan St., 360-385-9400; Jefferson Healthcare Primary Care, 915 Sheridan St., 360-379-8031; Jefferson Healthcare Family Medicine, 1010 Sheridan St., 360-385-3500; and Jefferson Healthcare Internal Medicine, 934 Sheridan St., 360-385-5388.

There may be a charge for the office visit and an administration fee to give the vaccine. All of the clinics listed above bill insurance, both private and Apple Health. People without insurance and who cant afford the administration fee can ask for it to be waived.

Immunizations are required for school attendance, according to a press release from the county. A list of immunizations required for preschool and K-12 are listed on the Washington State Department of Health website, doh.wa.gov.

Dr. Paul Naumann of Jefferson Healthcare Medical Centers Orthopedic Clinic is offering platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) to qualified patients as an outpatient procedure.

Patients who have endured pain from injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints have found relief from PRP therapy, according to Jefferson Healthcare. The nonsurgical procedure can be applied for various musculoskeletal problems, and can help heal injured tissue and improve function.

PRP is injected into the injured area to stimulate and augment healing, according to a press release.

The Orthopedic Clinic is on the second floor of the new building at Jefferson Healthcare, 834 Sheridan St. For more information, call 344-0400.

Compiled by Leader Staff writer Katie Kowalski.

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