WASHINGTON (DC News Now) – With about 20 days until the first day of school in Washington, DC, parents are preparing to send their children back to class. But what if your kids aren’t up to date on their vaccine needs?
As the first day of school approaches, parents and children prepare backpacks, lunch boxes and other school supplies. But there is one item that should be at the top of every parent’s checklist and that is getting their children vaccinated before the first day of school.
DC Health is offering mobile vaccination clinics in the district every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from August 9 through September 29.
On each of these days, two mobile clinics will be stationed in the district offering the necessary vaccines such as the two hepatitis vaccines, the polio vaccine, as well as the TDAP vaccine.
Mobile clinics also offer COVID vaccines which are now mandatory for students for this upcoming school year.
For the dc public school system, students arriving on the first day must have already received the required vaccinations. Parents must register in advance for an appointment at the mobile clinics using the registration form.