The Sharkey/Issaquena County Health Department, located at 807 Monroe Street in Vicksburg, Miss., will hold special walk-in immunization clinics to make sure your child is up to date on required school vaccinations from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 5th and Saturday, August 12th.
The health department will have additional nursing staff available to provide adolescent immunizations so that parents can complete the process quickly and efficiently.
Certain vaccinations are required for first-time school entry and 7th grade entry in Mississippi.
Schools are required to have a Certificate of Immunization Compliance Form 121 (or a Form 121 and Certificate of Medical/Religious Exemption Form 122) for each child enrolled in public or private school, Head Start or daycare.
You may check with your physician or county health department if you have questions about which immunizations your child will need.
Immunizations are otherwise available at county health departments by appointment. For students who are up to date on vaccinations, certified copies of the Form 121 can also be printed through www.MyIRMobile.com.
For more information on immunization requirements or exemptions for school entry, visit msdh.ms.gov/immunizations.See a typo? Report it here.