Local health department will hold back-to-school clinics in July for students who need immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings.
In Liberty County, clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 19 and 26 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July at the Liberty County Health Department at 1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
In Long County, one clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19 at the Long County Health Department at 584 N. Macon St. in Ludowici.
Local health officials want to help parents beat the back-to-school rush by holding clinics that are focused on providing the screenings and immunizations that students need before starting school.
Students entering a Georgia school for the first time – no matter what the grade level – must have a completed Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition screening form.
“First time” means never enrolled in a Georgia school before at any time in their lives.
In addition, children born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8-12 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine.
“New entrant” means any child entering any school in Georgia for the first time or entering after having been absent from a Georgia school for more than 12 months or one school year.
Students will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis and no appointment is necessary.
For additional information, call the Liberty County Health Department at 912-876-2173 or the Long County Health Department at 912-545-2107.