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Extended hours to shots and screenings at heath centers

7/26/2013, 6 a.m.
Georgia law requires that children enrolling in a child care facility or public or private school are vaccinated and screened for hearing and dental issues.

Kids are headed back to class on Aug. 5, and the DeKalb County Board of Health is offering back-to-school immunizations; vision, hearing and dental screenings; and extended hours to get them ready.

Georgia law requires that children enrolling in a child care facility or public or private school are vaccinated and screened for hearing and dental issues. Parents must submit an up-to-date Georgia Immunization Form 3231 and a Georgia Screening Form 3300.

Students entering a college or university should check the institution’s requirements.

Extended hours are being offered Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 12-14 at the Clifton Springs and Central DeKalb health centers in Decatur, the East Central DeKalb Health Center in Lithonia, and the North DeKalb Health Center in Chamblee.

No appointment is necessary. Services are available on a first come, first-served basis.

To expedite the process for back-to-school services, parents should bring immunization records for each child and be prepared to pay by cash, debit/credit card or a check from a Georgia bank.

Medicaid, Peachcare for Kids, State Health Benefits Plan (Cigna and United

Healthcare) and other insurance are accepted with proof of insurance.

Early back-to-school services are available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at:

  • Clifton Springs Health Center, 3110 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur; 404-244-2200.
  • Central DeKalb (T.O. Vinson) Health Center, 440 Winn Way, Decatur; 404-294-3762.
  • East DeKalb Health Center, 2277 S. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road, Lithonia; 770-484-2600.
  • North DeKalb Health Center, 3807 Clairmont Road, Chamblee; 770-454-1144.

Birth certificates for children born in Georgia are available for $25 from the Board of Health’s Office of Vital Records, Room 191, Richardson Health Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur.

A Georgia driver’s license or other state identification card is required. Only a legal parent, grandparent or guardian can obtain a birth certificate for a child under 18.

Payment for certificates can be made in cash or by debit or credit card. Checks are not accepted.

The Office of Vital Records is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 404-294-3783.