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Last Minute Scramble for Back-to-School Vaccinations

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    Parents lined up to get their children the immunization required for students to go back-to-school. (Published Monday, Aug. 25, 2014)

    While many students are half way through their first day back to school other students are still at home.

    That is because they did not have their immunizations up-to-date.

    There was a long line at the Dallas County Health and Human Services office in downtown Dallas on Monday.

    The line was much shorter than it was on Friday, but many parents still waited until the last minute to their children’s vaccines.

    "Well to be honest her granny was supposed to be doing it, but she procrastinated,” said parent Nikki Daniel, “So we are stuck out here in this long line.”

    Health department officials say they expect to serve everyone in line very quickly.

    They say many are in line just to pick up updated records.

    Dallas County has four clinics were parents can go to get their children’s immunization records updated.

    The DCHHS is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    More: Dallas County Health and Human Services Immunization Information