Glynn Co. Health Dept. Offers Walk-In Service for School Vaccinations & Screenings

The Glynn County Health Department is offering walk-in service for children and teens who need vaccinations and screenings for the upcoming school year. Students entering kindergarten, 7th grade, and 11th grade must meet vaccination requirements or they can be denied school entry.

“Every year, in late July, August, and September, we get more requests for back-to-school appointments than we have spots available in the clinic,” said Adam Sanchez, Nurse Manager of the Glynn County Health Department. “That’s stressful for parents who need the services so their children can go to school. We hope parents will take advantage of the walk-in service now so we can avoid the back-to-school rush.”

All students entering kindergarten, or entering a Georgia school for the first time, must have proof of vaccinations and must complete a vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening.

Students entering 7th grade need a Tdap booster and a meningitis vaccine. Students entering 11th grade need a meningitis booster for school attendance.

Immunizations and screenings are available without an appointment during regular clinic hours, including after the school and work day on Thursdays. The clinic is open:

  • Monday-Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • The clinic is closed on the last business day of each month for inventory.

A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the clinic. Most insurance will be accepted, and a nominal administration fee will be charged for those without insurance. If parents have questions about vaccine requirements and eligibility, they can call the Glynn County Health Department at (912) 264-3961.