Metro Annual Fast Lane Immunization Clinic 7-07-2010 - WSMV Channel 4

Metro Annual Fast Lane Immunization Clinic 7-07-2010

The Metro Health Public Health Department is making sure students have all the required immunization shot before returning to school Aug. 12.
The Tennessee Department of Health announced new immunization requirements and a new immunization certificate students will need.
Children entering kindergarten now must have two doses of the varicella, or chicken pox, vaccination and two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccination.
The two vaccines seventh-graders must have are the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster and a second dose of the varicella vaccine. According to Metro officials, more than 5,000 students could be affected by the change.
The Metro Health Department is offering its annual Back to School Fast Track Immunization Clinic Aug. 5 and 6 at the Lentz Health center auditorium and Aug. 9-13 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for school age children who need required immunizations.
The health department offers free immunizations for Davidson County children throughout the year. Immunizations are offered Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at each of the Health Department's three health centers: Lentz Health Center; Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Avenue; and East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane. These are walk-in clinics, so no appointment is necessary.
For more information about children’s immunizations or the Fast Track Clinic, Davidson County parents should call the Metro Health Department at 615-340-5667, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Parents are asked to bring their children's immunization records in order to speed up the process.
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