The Liberty County Health Department has set two Back to School clinics to vaccinate school-age children.
They will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 13 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 at the department’s office at1113 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.
Immunizations help protect students of all ages against certain diseases, which is why certain vaccinations are required before students can enter school, a news release from the department said.
It said the clinics are set for July so parents can get children immunized and beat the back to school rush. In addition to necessary immunizations, students will also be able to get a hearing, vision, dental and nutrition screening which is required for any student entering a Georgia school for the first time.
No appointment is necessary and all students will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
Since 2014, children born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, who are attending seventh grade must have received one dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal (meningitis) immunizations prior to entering school. For more information on required vaccines, go to gachd.org and click on the Immunizations and Vaccinations link under Quick Links.
For more information on the clinics, call the department at 912-876-2173.