MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two different healthcare services in Memphis will provide back-to-school immunizations for kids this weekend to get ready for the upcoming school year.
Shelby County Health Department
The Shelby County Health Department has teamed up with community partners, including Memphis-Shelby County Schools, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, UT Health Science Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Latino Memphis and MATA to provide free immunizations needed for school entry at the Memphis-Shelby County Schools Board of Education at 160 S. Hollywood Street on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
“Vaccination is a critical part of preventative health care, especially for children,” said Dr. Michelle Taylor, director of the Shelby County Health Department. “Vaccinations not only protect children against deadly diseases, such as polio, tetanus, and diphtheria, but they also keep others safe by eliminating or greatly decreasing the spread of infectious disease from child to child. I strongly encourage all parents to take advantage of this opportunity to get their children up to date on immunizations at no cost.”
Families may sign up for an appointment time online here, but appointments are not required. Walk-ins will be served on a first come, first served basis.
Parents are encouraged to bring their child’s vaccination records with them, but if they cannot locate records, we can look them up online.
MATA will also offer free bus passes at the event to assist families with transportation.
Additional immunization events for children are planned for later in the summer, including:
- July 23, 2022 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All ages – MSCS Teaching Learning Academy – 2485 Union Ave.
- August 6, 2022 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All ages – MSCS Teaching and Learning Academy – 2485 Union Ave.
Christ Community Health network
Christ Community Health Services will be offering school immunizations and pediatric COVID-19 vaccinations this weekend.
The Broad Avenue and Third Street locations will be offering the immunizations and vaccinations Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 8 a.m. to noon. Anyone interested should make an appointment by texting 901-842-2335 with the preferred location.
There will be giveaways and activities for families at both locations, as well as more community resources.
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