The Effingham County Health Department will host back-to-school immunization clinics July 21 and Aug. 2, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., at the health department office, 802 Highway 119 South in Springfield.
Immunizations help protect students of all ages against certain diseases which is why certain vaccinations are required before students can enter school. The Effingham County Health Department will hold the clinics to make it convenient for parents to get children immunized and beat the back to school rush.
Hearing, vision, dental, and nutrition screenings (required for any student entering a Georgia school for the first time). Appointments are encouraged but not required.
Prior to the back-to-school clinics, these services are offered Monday-Friday, 8-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.
Effective July 1, 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 event, call the health department at 754-6484.