Shelby County Health Department Provides Free Immunizations for School Children

Shelby County Health Department Provides Free Immunizations for School Children

The Shelby County Health Department is joining forces with community partners to offer free immunizations for school children in order to meet the requirements for school attendance. The vaccination event will take place on September 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis-Shelby County Schools Teaching and Learning Academy. All children from Shelby County who are 17 years old and younger are welcome to attend.

The vaccinations will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is mandatory for children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are requested to bring their child’s insurance card and vaccination records, if available.

Dr. Michelle Taylor, the Director-Health Officer of the Shelby County Health Department, highlighted the importance of immunizations in keeping children healthy and prepared for the school year. She expressed appreciation to Memphis-Shelby County Schools and community partners for making this event possible. The availability of this service during weekend hours is especially beneficial for working parents.

For more details about the programs and services offered by the Shelby County Health Department, please visit their website.

Source: Shelby County Health Department

– Immunizations: The process of administering a vaccine to stimulate the immune system and provide protection against specific diseases.
– School Attendance: The act of regularly attending school as required by law or educational regulations.

– Shelby County Health Department
– Memphis-Shelby County Schools

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