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PARENTS DON'T WAIT: Early Vaccinations

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By Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Local parents have no excuse this year, get your child vaccinated or don't send them to school. The Texas Department of State Health Services is encouraging parents to get their children vaccinated now to avoid the back-to-school rush later this summer.

With the new requirements implemented last year, many local doctors and clinics were overwhelmed last summer by last-minute demand for vaccines. Children are required to be fully immunized before the first day of school. Last year DSHS extended the deadline for parents to get their children in compliance with some of the vaccination requirements for school attendance.

The Care Van will be offered throughout Amarillo and Canyon until school starts.


Parents must bring a copy of each child's immunization record. Cost is $5.00 for 1 shot, $10.00 for 2 or more, but no child will be denied services.
 
All clinics are from 2:30 to 4:30
 
 
June 8 - Glenwood Elementary
June 15 - Eastridge Elementary
June 22 - Reeves Hinger Elementary
 
July 6 - Sanborn Elementary
July 13 - Glenwood Elementary
July 20 - Eastridge Elementary
July 27 - Reeves Hinger Elementary
 
August 3 - Sanborn Elementary
August 10 - Glenwood Elementary
August 17 - Eastridge Elementary
August 24 - Reeves Hinger Elementary
 
 
Sanborn Elementary 700 South Roberts
Glenwood Elementary 2407 S. Houston
Eastridge Elementary 1314 Evergreen St.
Reeves Hinger Elementary 1005 21st St. Canyon TX