Board of Health to Extend Hours for Back to School Health Services

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DECATUR, Ga. – As much as school-age children in DeKalb County dread the reality, summer break is just about over. Is your child up to date? It’s time to vaccinate!

With the DeKalb County School District beginning the new school year on Monday, August 2, and City Schools of Decatur following the next day on Tuesday, August 3, the DeKalb County Board of Health is gearing up to make sure all children in DeKalb County are ready for the first day of school, by ensuring they are up to date on their recommended vaccines, like Tdap, meningitis booster, HPV vaccine, COVID-19 vaccine, and vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screenings.

All health centers will have extended hours on the highlighted days, as indicated below:

Sunday
7/25


CLOSED
Monday
7/26


8:15 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7/27


8:15 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7/28


8:15 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Thursday
7/29


8:15 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Friday
7/30


8:15 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Saturday
7/31


CLOSED
Sunday
8/1


CLOSED
Monday
8/2


8:15 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8/3


8:15 a.m. –
7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8/4


8:15 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Thursday
8/5


8:15 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Friday
8/6


8:15 a.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Saturday
8/7


CLOSED

Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. The Board of Health also offers birth certificates (for children born in Georgia) and sports physicals. Flu vaccination for children 6 months of age and up will be available this fall.

For more information or questions about Back to School recommendations and requirements, visit dekalbhealth.net/back-to-school-services or call 404-294-3700.