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Tulsa Health Dept. Encourages Back-To-School Vaccines

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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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