Tulsa Health Dept. Encourages Back-To-School Vaccines
By Homa Bash
The Tulsa Health Department is encouraging parents to get their kid's immunizations before the back-to-school rush begins.According to THD, the demand for vaccines turns into a huge rush just before the start of school in August, mostly because of the boosters children need before entering kindergarten.Most kids going into kindergarten require a second dose of MMR, a fourth dose of polio vaccine and a fifth dose of DTaP vaccines.Students entering 7th grade need a Tdap booster, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis.There are no new immunization requirements for the 2013-2014 school year.THD provides the childhood immunizations at no cost to those who qualify for the Vaccines for Children program. Parents and guardians must bring a copy of current immunizations record to receive immunizations.Childhood immunization clinics are available at the following times and locations:James O. Goodwin Health Center5051 S. 129th E. Ave.8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. FridayCentral Regional Health Center315 S. Utica8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. FridayNorth Regional Health and Wellness Center 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. FridayCollinsville Health Center1201 W. Center8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WednesdaysSand Springs Health Center306 E. Broadway8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. WednesdaysBixby Health Center8120 E. 126th St.8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TuesdaysFor more information: www.tulsa-health.org
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