Free shots offered

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A free immunization clinic will be held next week by the Dallas County Health Department. The clinic comes just in time for students who will be heading back to school.

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.

The clinic will be giving shots that are required by the school system. Children who have not had chicken pox will need to get that vaccine as well.

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Held annually, the immunization clinic has had approximately 200 schoolchildren get their shots in the past.

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.

Officials ask parents to bring any proof of previous immunizations in order to expedite services.

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