Back-to-school immunizations

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Health department hosting free clinic

By Cassandra Mickens

The Selma Times-Journal

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The Dallas County Health Department next week will host a free immunization clinic just in time for the fast-approaching school year.

The department will administer Tetanus and Hepatitis B vaccines on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis, said Jo Marshall-Kine, clinic nursing supervisor.

Held annually, the immunization clinic has &8220;had some pretty good show rates,&8221; said Kine, citing approximately 200 schoolchildren come to get their shots.

A second immunization clinic will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. at the department, located at 100 Samuel O. Moseley Dr., Selma.

Blue slips, which area schools accept as proof of immunizations, will be provided for anyone needing them, Kine said. Kine asks parents to bring any proof of previous immunizations in order to expedite services.

For more information, call (334) 874-2550 or (334) 872-6256.