Simply stated, children who do not have the minimum required immunizations by the Sept. 25, 2013 deadline will not be allowed to attend school.
The Mecklenburg County Health Department and its partners want to make it easy for parents to get their children those required vaccines. For 19 years, the Health Department and the Junior League of Charlotte have collaborated to host Big Shot Saturdays, a chance for parents to get their kids “up to date” without having to miss work or sit in a crowded waiting room. This year, the Children’s Medical Fund of the Foundation for the Carolinas has also stepped forward to help accomplish that goal.
The final Big Shot Saturday is Sept. 28 at the Mecklenburg County Health Department, 2845 Beatties Ford Road. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents are reminded to bring their child’s official shot records and at least one form of identification. The first 100 children will be given immunizations on a first-come, first-served basis, with school aged kids given priority.
Be mindful that some fees may be charged for certain vaccines.
The Health Department wants to express its gratitude to the Children’s Medical Fund, a Special Program of the Foundation for the Carolinas, the Junior League of Charlotte, Speedway Children’s Charities and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for their tremendous help in this effort.
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