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School immunizations, plan ahead of last minute rush

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

he new school year often finds parents shopping for clothes and supplies, but the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) wants to remind them about immunization requirements before the school year begins.

Individuals falling into any of the following groups are required to receive immunizations: childcare facilities, preschool and pre-kindergarten; kindergarten; entering seventh grade; new students to Tennessee; and higher education. The most common vaccinations required include:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP);
  • Hepatitis B (HepB - 3 shot series);
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)
  • ·Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR).

In preparation for the fall semester, the SCHD will offer special hours at public health clinics to accommodate busy schedules and help alleviate long lines during the back-to-school rush.

Public health clinics (listed below) will be open this Saturday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Galloway Clinic                                Hickory Hill Clinic                            Millington Clinic
757 Galloway                                    6590 Kirby Center Cove                 8225 Highway 51 N.
(901) 222-9750                                 (901) 222-9910                                 (901) 222-9940

Shelby Crossing Clinic                   Southland Mall Clinic                     Cawthon Clinic
6170 Macon Road                           1215 Southland Mall                       1000 Haynes
(901) 222-9800                                 (901) 222-9828                                 (901) 222-9866

Collierville Clinic
167 Washington
(901) 222-9900

School immunizations are also available weekdays (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the SCHD main office located at 814 Jefferson Ave.

If a parent does not have a copy of their child's shot records, they are encouraged to contact the SCHD Immunization program (222-9329) or their primary care provider during normal business hours. Additionally, individuals should bring the child's documentation of insurance coverage, including those on TennCare.

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