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Girl sitting on school busBig Shot Saturdays Provides Immunizations to Children in the Community

School is back in session, and the Mecklenburg County Health Department and the Junior League of Charlotte are partnering once again to make sure that children have their required immunizations for this academic year.

The State of North Carolina requires students to have up-to-date shot records in order to be enrolled in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. All children who need to get their required immunizations are encouraged to attend. Parents need to bring one form of identification and their child’s up-to-date immunizations record to ensure clinic nurses know exactly which immunizations are needed. Children could be excluded from school if they do not have the required immunizations by September 26, 2012.

Big Shot Saturdays will take place on consecutive Saturdays in September. The first 100 children will be given immunizations on a first come, first serve basis, with school age children having priority.

Date: Saturday, September 22,2012 (Kids Health Link and Big Shot Saturdays)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology (1430 Alleghany Road)

Date: Saturday, September 29,2012 (Big Shot Saturdays)
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Mecklenburg County Health Department (2845 Beatties Ford Road)

Kids Health Link: This free festival is open to the public and provides free health assessments, including vision, hearing and dental, for children in Charlotte and the surrounding communities.

Other Opportunities for Getting Shots

Immunizations are available at:

  • The student’s own doctor or clinic
  • Mecklenburg County Health Department, call 704-336-6500 for an appointment. 
  • The Presbyterian Community Care Cruiser has slots each day.  
  • CW Williams, call 704-393-7720 for an appointment or information.
  • CareRing, call 704-375-0172 for an appointment or information.

The Immunization Program at Mecklenburg County Health Department can answer questions that you have about immunizations. For immunizations questions, call 704-353-1997. For appointments, call 704-336-6500.

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