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More Than 1,000 Seventh Graders Still Without Necessary Shots

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Any seventh grader at Metro Nashville Public Schools who has not gotten their vaccinations will not be allowed back in class.

As of Friday, more than 1,000 seventh graders still hadn't gotten the shots they needed. 

The Metro Public Health Department will provide those required shots for free, so officials said there's no excuse not to get your child vaccinated.

"We offer these shots Monday through Friday at all three of our clinics. So if you haven't gotten the shot yet, and you need to come in and get them," said Brian Todd with the Health Department. "Of course you can go to your pediatrician, if they have it available. Or come to one of our three clinics."

Health officials remind parents to bring their shot record when bringing their children to the health centers for immunizations.

Free immunizations are still available for students at the following locations:

  • East Health Center
    1015 East Trinity Lane
  • Woodbine Health Center
    224 Oriel Avenue
  • Lentz Public Health Center
    311 23rd Avenue North
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