Metro Public Health Dept. extends clinic hours for back to school shots

Posted at 2:32 AM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 03:32:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Public Health Department is extending its clinic hours to ensure students get their vaccinations ahead of the first day of school on August 5th.

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade must have proof of required immunizations and a Tennessee Immunization Record to attend MNPS schools. Parents are asked to bring their child’s immunization record with them.

Students entering 7th grade must provide proof they have received both a Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis booster (Tdap), as well as a Varicella booster (Chicken Pox) , or proof of having had the Chicken Pox disease, the health department said in a release.

Clinic Hours:

Lentz Public Health Center - 2500 Charlotte Ave.
July 22 - August 15
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 10: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

East Public Health Center - 1015 East Trinity Lane
July 22 – August 15
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
July 24, July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Woodbine Public Health Center - 224 Oriel Ave.
July 22 – August 16
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Eligible children through 18 years of age may receive free, federally-funded vaccine through the Vaccines for Children Program. There is a $20 administration fee charged for vaccines but will slide according to income, the health department said.