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SHELBY COUNTY, TN – 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, ShotRx, and MATA to provide immunizations needed for school entry at the Memphis-Shelby County Schools Teaching and Learning Academy, 2485 Union Avenue on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Vaccinations will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents are encouraged to bring their child’s insurance card and vaccination records with them, but if they cannot locate records, they will be provided. Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will offer free bus passes to assist families with transportation costs. And Latino Memphis volunteers will provide Spanish interpretation for families who need it.
“We know many children are behind on recommended immunizations,” said Dr. Michelle Taylor, Director and Health Officer of the Shelby County Health Department. “That’s why we’re providing this opportunity to get children up to date on the immunizations required for school attendance.. This event is open to all children who reside in Shelby County, including those who attend private schools and home schools. It’s our way to make back to school a little easier for parents throughout Shelby County.”
For more information, contact Joan Carr, Shelby County Health Department Public Information Officer at email@example.com; David Henson, Public/Community Relations, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dawn Davis, Media Relations with Memphis-Shelby County Schools at email@example.com.