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Back to School: Metro Public Health Department offers immunizations

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Metro Public Health Department is offering immunizations for children as the new school year is just weeks away.

Kindergarten through 12th grade students are required to show proof of immunizations in order to attend school on August 7. Students entering 7th grade and higher must also provide proof of a Tennessee Immunization Certificate showing they have had a Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), as well as a Varicella booster, or proof of having had the Chicken Pox disease.

Immunizations will be offered Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the East Health Center located at 1015 East Trinity Lane, the Lentz Public Health Center at 2500 Charlotte Avenue, and the Woodbine Health Center located at 224 Oriel Avenue.

There will also be after hours availability at sites and times as follows:

Lentz Public Health Clinic, 2500 Charlotte Ave.

July 24, 31

August 7, 14

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last sign-in at 5:30 p.m.

Woodbine Public Health Clinic, 224 Oriel Avenue

July 26

August 2, 9, 16

8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (last sign-in is 5:30 p.m.)

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