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Local County Health Departments to Hold Special Adolescent Immunization Walk-In Clinics

July 19, 2019
 
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Several Mississippi State Department of Health county health departments will hold special school registration immunization clinics for adolescents ages 10-17 next week. No appointment will be necessary. All clinic times are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clinic dates and locations are as follows:

  • Tippah County Health Department, 129 Hospital Street, Ripley
    Monday, July 22nd

  • Pontotoc County Health Department, 341 Ridge Road, Pontotoc
    Monday, July 22nd

  • Scott County Health Department, 519 Airport Road, Forest
    Monday, July 22nd
    Tuesday, July 23rd

  • Jefferson Davis County Health Department, l1185-A Frontage Road, Prentiss
    Tuesday, July 23rd

  • Lee County Health Department, 532 South Church Street, Tupelo
    Tuesday, July 23rd

  • Neshoba County Health Department, 1014 Holland Avenue, Philadelphia
    Tuesday, July 23rd

  • Lowndes County Health Department, 801 North Lehmberg Road, Columbus
    Tuesday, July 23rd
    Wednesday, July 24th
    Thursday, July 25th

During these clinics, the health department will have additional nursing staff available to provide adolescent immunizations so that parents can complete the process quickly and efficiently. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record.

Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare. There are required vaccinations for first-time school entry in Mississippi as well as a requirement for students entering 7th grade.

“A Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster vaccination is required for those entering seventh grade. To make sure your adolescent is completely protected, we also recommend they get the HPV (human papillomavirus) and meningococcal vaccinations at the same time,” said MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers.

Parents must provide the school with a Certificate of Immunization Compliance (Form 121) from their immunization provider prior to school entry.

You may check with your physician or county health department if you have questions about which immunizations your child will need. Childhood vaccinations are available at county health departments by appointment.

For a full schedule of upcoming clinics, visit http://HealthyMS.com/page/23,21091,221.html.

For more information on immunization requirements or medical exemptions for school entry, visit www.HealthyMS.com/immunizations.


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