Richmond Health Department offers free vaccinations, physicals

Richmond City Health Department is getting kids ready with early vaccinations and physicals for...
Richmond City Health Department is getting kids ready with early vaccinations and physicals for school (Source: NBC12)
Updated: Aug. 22, 2018 at 1:20 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond City Health Department's annual Back to School event for Richmond residents is Friday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Health Department Clinic at 400 East Cary St.

Use the Cary Street entrance for the event. No appointment is needed, but it's first-come, first-served. You must eat and drink before arrival because food is not allowed inside the clinic.

All vaccinations for daycare and school entry will be available, including the required TDaP booster shot for rising 6th graders. Parents are reminded that 6th graders will not be allowed to attend class without documentation/proof showing that they have received a TDaP vaccination.

Parents must bring their child's shot record and insurance card, if they have insurance.

Also, free physicals for school entry and Head-Start will be provided in partnership with the VCU School of Nursing.

No sports physicals are offered this year. Free eye exams and glasses for children attending the Richmond Public Schools will be provided on site by Vision To Learn.

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