Alabama law requires children who attend Day Cares, Head Start programs, Public or Private Schools to have a current Immunization Certificate (Blue Card) prior to registering.
In addition to standard required and recommended vaccinations, there are new immunization requirements for the 2013-2014 school year that may affect your child if they are:
- Attending day cares or Head Start programs: PCV- pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- 11 years old: Tdap vaccination
- Required for all grades (K5-12): Varicella vaccination
With school quickly approaching, parents can get their childrens Back-to-School Immunizations by visiting a Mobile County Health Department clinic before the last-minute rush begins. All required or recommended vaccinations are free or low-cost based on eligibility.
What parents MUST bring when coming in for immunizations and/or to get a blue card:
- Parent Photo ID
- Child's Social Security Number
- Child's Immunization/Shot History
- Insurance Card
If your child is up-to-date on immunizations and only requires a new blue card, please bring the items mentioned above to the Immunization Clinic (251 N. Bayou Street) and allow 48 hours for processing and pick-up.
Walk-ins are accepted only at the MCHD Downtown Immunization Clinic:
251 N. Bayou St
Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 2:30pm
Arrive early, clinic opens at 7:30am.
Immunizations by appointment are available at the following Health Department locations:
251 North Bayou St.
19250 N. Mobile St.
|Eight Mile Clinic
4555 St. Stephens Rd.
248 Cox Street.
|North Mobile Health Center
950 Coy Smith Hwy.
800 Whitley St.
3810 Wulff Rd. E.
|Southwest Mobile Health Center
5580 Inn Road