July 5, 2007
District Health Press Release
The Dougherty County Health Department is urging parents to take advantage of special weekend immunization clinics for children who need up-to-date vaccinations to attend school this fall.
"We will be holding immunization clinics on Saturday, July 21, and again on Saturday, August 4," said Cheryl Henley, the health department director. "Parents who bring their children then will avoid waiting in the long lines that we typically see during the last-minute back-to-school rush."
Hours of the Saturday clinics will be from noon until 4 p.m., she said. In addition, the health department will be offering eye, ear and dental screenings during the weekend clinics. Parents should bring photo identification and vaccination records with them to the clinics.
Henley noted that Georgia's new immunization requirements became effective July 1.
Under the new provisions: