Back to School Immunization drive begins Monday

The modern vaccine for whooping cough becomes less effective as children age, a new study shows, highlighting the need for new vaccines to protect children from the highly contagious disease.

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The official start of summer may have been just a few days ago, but Shelby County officials are already thinking ahead to the upcoming school year.

Children that will be entering preschool, kindergarten, seventh grade, or those that are transferring to a school in Tennessee will more than likely need some sort of immunization, the Shelby County Health Department said. Adults heading off to college will also need to get certain shots ahead of time.

To make the process easier, the agency is hosting its annual Back to School Immunization drive beginning Monday, June 24.

No appointment is required for those wanting to get just an immunization shot at participating clinics in Shelby County.

The facilities will also be able to perform physicals.

Each clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday unless noted below.

The following clinics are participating the drive:

Hickory Hill Clinic

6590 Kirby Center Cove

(2nd and 4th Saturdays   9 am to 1 pm)

Millington Clinic

8225 Highway 51 N.

Southland Mall Clinic

1215 Southland Mall

(2nd and 4th  Mondays  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm)

(2nd and 4th Saturdays    9 am to 1 pm)

Shelby Crossing Clinic

6170 Macon Road

Collierville Clinic

167 Washington

(Open Tuesdays and Thursdays.  ONLY)

Cawthon Clinic

1000 Haynes

Immunization Clinic

814 Jefferson Avenue

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