MOBILE, Ala. – The Family Health mobile medical unit will be stationed alongside the Mobile County Public School System Food Express at two campuses this week to offer immunizations to students age 4 and older. Family Health is the primary care division of the Mobile County Health Department.
On Thursday, July 17, Family Health’s medical unit will be offering immunizations from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Hutchens Elementary School, 10005 West Lake Road, and from noon until 2 p.m., the same day, at Griggs Elementary, 6001 Three Notch Road in Mobile.
Upcoming immunization clinics from the mobile medical unit will be offered alongside the school system’s food express on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of July, health officials said. There will be no cost associated with the immunizations for Medicaid patients and the uninsured, health officials said.
Immunizations for children
By law, all students must have a current Immunization Certificate in order to register for the 2014-2015 school year. Students who are not changing schools this year should already have their Immunization Certificates on file at the school.
According to Alabama’s immunization schedule, Immunization Certificates expire when children reach 4 and 11 years of age. New Immunization Certificates are issued when appropriate immunizations are received.
What to bring
Here’s what to bring to receive school immunizations or an Immunization Certificate: Parent’s or caregiver’s photo ID; the child’s Social Security number; the child’s immunization record; their insurance card.
The Mobile County Public School System announced that healthy meals would be delivered to children ages 18 an under on Mondays through Thursdays, through July 31, earlier this year. The routes are available on mcpss.com and the Mobile County Public Schools’ Facebook page.