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Ganesh Shivaramaiyer, Interim Director  


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


DCHHS announces special Saturday clinic for

back-to-school immunizations

DALLAS (Aug. 8, 2018) – As the clock ticks down towards the start of classes, DCHHS expects parents will soon be rushing to get their children the immunizations they need.  To help parents prepare for the upcoming school year, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is holding a special back-to-school immunization clinic Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The free clinic will be held on the first floor of the main DCHHS building located at 2377 N Stemmons Freeway in Dallas.

Appointments are not required for this event; however, parents and guardians should prepare to bring immunization records for walk-in immunizations.

“Vaccine-preventable diseases still exist in our communities, therefore, it is our goal to support a healthy environment for children in the classroom,” said Ganesh Shivaramaiyer, DCHHS interim director. “Immunizations are routinely offered; however, this special Saturday clinic allows parents yet another opportunity to get their children the immunizations they need.”

Dallas County residents from birth to age 18 in the following categories are eligible to receive free immunizations on Aug. 12 under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC):

  • Medicaid eligible
  • Uninsured: a child who has no health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Enrolled in CHIP
  • Underinsured (as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services)

Parents and guardians should review immunization records and consult with a primary care provider or a public health professional to determine needed vaccinations. Texas minimum state vaccine requirements for students grades K-12 can be found at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/default.shtm

For more information on the DCHHS immunization clinic and upcoming immunization events, visit www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/immunizationhours.html

 

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Dallas County Health and Human Services please call 214-819-2000.

 

Ganesh Shivaramaiyer
Interim Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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