DISD Urges Students to Get Vaccines Early

By Frank Heinz
|  Saturday, Jul 16, 2011  |  Updated 9:24 AM CDT
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Back-to-School Immunization Clinic in Dallas Today

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Don't wait until the last minute to get your child's vaccines.

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Dallas County health officials are urging parents to get their child's immunizations now rather than later.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department is teaming up with Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church to hold a back-to-school immunization clinic Saturday.

Health officials said students will not be allowed to attend classes if their shots are not up to date.

All students enrolling in DISD schools for the first time must provide health records documenting their immunization history.  Returning students who need immunizations should have received a letter indicating detailing any shots they may need.  If a student didn't receive a letter, they should be up-to-date on their immunizations.

The church is located at 7550 South Hampton Road and the clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments aren't necessary. The cost is $10 for the child's first visit and $5 for returning patients but waivers are given to families in need.

Last summer, an estimated 10,000 students needed vaccines less than week before classes were scheduled to begin.

To see the list of required immunizations for the 2011-2012 school year, click here.  To see more information on the district's immunization requirements, visit DallasISD.org.
 

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