Liberty County Health Department back-to-school clinics for students who need immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings will be on:
Thursday, July 14 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 6 p.m. Thursday.
July 21 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Liberty County Health Department will hold two back-to-school clinics so students can get screenings and vaccinations required for school attendance at their clinic at Liberty County Health Department, 1113 E. Oglethorpe Hwy., Hinesville. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to take advantage of these clinics and not wait until the back-to-school rush. Requirements for Georgia schools:
· 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.
· Children born on or after January 1, 2002 who are attending seventh grade and new entrants into Georgia schools in grades 8 through 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).
· Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must have received one booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), unless their initial dose was administered on or after their 16th birthday. MCV4 helps prevent meningococcal disease, a bacterial infection that can be very dangerous.
The HPV vaccine is also recommended for both girls and boys ages 11–12 to protect against cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus. Most insurance is accepted, and appointments are required. To book an appointment online, go to coastalhealthdistrict.as.me/liberty-backtoschool or call 912-876-2173.