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      Tulsa Health Dept. Encourages Back-To-School Vaccines

      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 Center

      5051 S. 129th E. Ave.

      8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday

      Central Regional Health Center

      315 S. Utica

      8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday

      North Regional Health and Wellness Center

      5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

      8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday

      Collinsville Health Center

      1201 W. Center

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays

      Sand Springs Health Center

      306 E. Broadway

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays

      Bixby Health Center

      8120 E. 126th St.

      8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays

      For more information: www.tulsa-health.org

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