The Long County Health Department is offering three back-to-school vaccination and screening events this summer for children and teens. The first event will be held this week, and appointments are still available.
The clinics are scheduled from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 1–5:30 p.m. on the following dates, by appointment only:
• June 22
• July 13
All students entering pre-K/kindergarten, or entering a Georgia school for the first time, must have proof of vaccinations and must complete a vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening.
Students entering seventh grade need a Tdap booster and a meningitis vaccine. Students entering 11th grade need a meningitis booster for school attendance.
Parents are urged to take advantage of these summer clinics and avoid the fall rush for immunizations and screenings. Students who are not up to date on vaccinations and screenings can be denied school entry.
Aparent or guardian must accompany the child to the clinic. Most insurance will be accepted, and a nominal administration fee will be charged for those without insurance.
If parents have questions about vaccine requirements and eligibility, they can call the Long County Health Department at (912) 545-2107.