Marshall Co. Health Department offering immunization clinic for students March 12

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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — The Marshall County Health Department wants to give parents a head start before next school year, so it’s offering an immunization clinic for students.

“It gets so packed, so packed, at the last-minute before school starts and we have to turn people away if a lot come in at the last-minute,” clinic supervisor Sara Shelton says. She says also, toward the end of summer if parents put it off, wait times  can be long.

So the department is holding a special student immunization clinic March 12, which is a Saturday. “From nine until one, just for shots, we will not be doing any other services here at the health department, just immunizations,” Shelton says.

The clinic is open to students up to age 18. “Kindergarten registration is always usually in March. Middle of March, end of March, and so we want to go ahead and offer that,” Shelton explains.

Parents are encouraged to bring insurance information if they have it. “Any records that you have, any records of immunizations, past immunizations, if possible. If you don’t have them don’t not come because of that, but if you have them that would be great to bring,” Shelton says.

The department will only take walk-ins for the immunization clinic.