Lee County Health Department holding special immunization clinic

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The Lee County Health Department, located at 532 S. Church Street in Tupelo, will hold a special childhood and adolescent immunization clinic for school registration from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 24
  • Wednesday, July 25
  • Thursday, July 26
  • Friday, July 27
  • Tuesday, July 31
  • Wednesday, August 1
  • Thursday, August 2
  • Friday, August 3

During this clinic, health department staff will focus solely on providing childhood and adolescent immunizations so that parents can complete the process quickly and efficiently. Parents should bring a copy of their child’s immunization record.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 95 percent of parents nationwide choose to vaccinate their children, protecting them against potentially deadly diseases.

Required vaccinations for children entering school in Mississippi for the first time include: diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP); polio (IPV); hepatitis B; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); and varicella (chickenpox).There is also a requirement for children entering seventh grade to receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination. In addition, human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) and a meningococcal vaccination (MCV4) are recommended for adolescents.

Parents must provide the school with a Certificate of Immunization Compliance (Form 121) from their immunization provider prior to school entry.

You may check with your physician or county health department if you have questions about which immunizations your child will need.

For more information on immunization requirements or medical exemptions for school entry, visit www.HealthyMS.com/immunizations.