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Immunizations & Clinics

Ohio Department of Health
By State law, your child must have a minimum number of REQUIRED doses of vaccine to attend school. Parents MUST provide records, at the time of enrollment, that indicate the shots are complete or are in process.

All students entering seventh grade are required to be vaccinated with one (1) dose of meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of the school year. All students entering the 12th grade are required to be vaccinated with two (2) doses meningococcal vaccine prior to the start of the school year. Parents must provide proof of the meningococcal immunization to their child's middle or high school on or before the first day of school in August.

Ohio law also requires all students entering the seventh grade to receive a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) booster immunization before the start of the school year. Parents must present proof of the Tdap immunization to their child's middle school on or before the first day of school in August. Students can receive the booster shot from their primary care physician or at local clinics and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile locations.Tetanus Vaccine InformationImmunization requirements for preschool-aged children include Hepatitis A, Influenza, Pneumococcal Disease, and Rotovirus. Please review the recommended immunizations on the chart/list below.

For questions about immunization, please contact your school nurse. Students may receive immunizations from your family doctor, neighborhood clinic, or local health department. You can contact the Franklin County Public Health at (614) 525-3719 for clinic locations and times or check their Web site at Franklin County Public Health. Columbus Health Department can be reached at (614) 645-7945 or on the web at www.publichealth.columbus.gov. Click on 'immunizations' for information about the immunization program.

Franklin County Public Health - Immunization Clinics
For information on the immunization requirements, click HERE.

Appointments are required at all of the Franklin County Public Health clinics. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting myfcph.org/shots or calling (614) 525-3719. Please bring the child's shot record, parent's photo ID and insurance card (if applicable).

2022-2023 Mobile Care Clinic Visit Dates
Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a Mobile Care Center Unit that visits schools for optional convenience for families. Using a whole-child model, the program emphasizes bringing Primary Care to and communities. Locations information to come soon.

October 5
November 2
December 7
January 4
February 1
March 1
March 29
April 5
May 3
May 31

Dental Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.) Coach Information
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Where to get a flu vaccine
Flu vaccines are offered in many locations including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies, and college health centers, as well as many employers and some schools.

Local Flu Vaccine Clinics (children and adults)

Clinics

Flue Shot Clinics
Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year to protect your health and the health of those around you. Anyone in Columbus can visit the following clinics this season to get a flu shot at no cost.

Flu vaccines also are available through the Immunization Clinic at Columbus Public Health, and at many health care providers and retail pharmacy outlets. To find nearby pharmacies and other health care locations offering the flu vaccine, visit www.vaccinefinder.org or call 614-645-1519.