Fayette County offers free back-to-school vaccines

Free school immunizations will be offered in Fayette County by appointment only on July 27. Courtesy FCBOE
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Free school immunizations will be offered in Fayette County by appointment only on July 27. Courtesy FCBOE

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Fayette County’s health department is hosting a free vaccine clinic for students in all grades in preparation for the new school year, which starts Aug. 2. The clinic will be open 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m. (but closed for lunch noon-1 p.m.) on July 27 at the department’s office at 140 Stonewall Ave., Suite 107, in the county administrative complex in downtown Fayetteville. All immunizations required by the state health department for school attendance will be provided; a list of them is at https://dph.georgia.gov/immunization-section. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will also be offered for children age 12 and older. The clinic vaccines are available by appointment only; call 800-847-4262 to reserve.

Effective this school year, all new or transfer students entering 11th grade must have proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, unless their first dose was done on or after their 16th birthday.