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Making Sure Texoma Students Have Their Required Immunizations

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GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- With all the kids going back to school, it's extremely important to remember the importance of staying safe and healthy which includes getting immunizations. Deeda Payton reports.

There's a long list of required vaccines for students these days, but fortunately there are clinics going on across the area that can help you make sure your kids are ready for school.

The Grayson County Health Department says they are fully stocked with all the vaccines Texoma students could possibly need. All this week they are offering immunizations for $14 a child to help ease the burden on parents who are rushing to try to make sure all of their kids have the appropriate shots before school starts.

But, even parents of little children who aren't old enough for school yet say it can be stressful just trying to keep up with the shots they need. "There's a certain time you have to get them done or they'll get backed up. It's definitely hard to make sure they're both getting their shots," said mother of two, Lindsay Boyles.

According to the Grayson County Health Department, the most shots are required for children entering kindergarten and the seventh grade.

For a list of required immunizations for Texas students, visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/default.shtm. For Oklahoma students, visit http://www.ok.gov/health/disease,_prevention,_preparedness/immunizations/immunizations_for_school/index.html

The Grayson County Health Department is offering Back-to-School Shot Clinics August 16-20 from 9:00am -11:30am and 1:00pm -5:00pm expect Friday it wraps up at 4:30pm. Monday and Tuesday shots will be offered at the health department at 205 N. Houston in Denison and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday shots will be offered at the health department in Sherman at 515 N. Walnut.

The Bryan County Health Dept. has been providing school immunizations for the past 3 weeks.  Tuesday, August 17th is the last day they will be open extended hours, until 7pm, providing immunizations.  

The Carter County Health Dept. has been providing school immunizations at various locations.  They will be at Will Rogers Tuesday, August 17th from 8am-5pm and also at Charles Evans from 1pm-6pm and then on Wednesday, August 18th at Charles Evans from 8am-2pm.  They are also accepting walk-ins at the county health dept.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.