SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department will be open for special Saturday hours on July 10 and July 17 to help parents with their children’s back to school needs.
WHAT: Fast Track Health Department Services for Parents
WHEN: Saturday, July 10 and 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: 814 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105
The Health Department’s Immunization Clinic will provide required vaccinations and children’s shot records. The Immunization Clinic will also offer COVID-19 vaccinations (Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer) for children age 12 and older. (COVID-19 vaccination is not required for school entry, but is recommended for children age 12 and older.)
The Health Department’s Immunization Clinic accepts health insurance, and uninsured children often qualify for vaccinations at low or no cost through the Federal Vaccines for Children Program.
The Health Department’s Office of Vital Records provides certified copies of certificates of birth. A birth certificate may be required upon school entry and when a child transfers from one school district to another. Certified copies of birth certificates cost $15 per copy, payable by cash, money order, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). A parent or guardian must present proof of identity in order to obtain a birth certificate.
A certificate of birth is also necessary to obtain social security card, apply for a passport, enroll in higher education or training, get a driver’s license, gain employment, or apply for other benefits. The Health Department recommends that every adult have a copy of their birth certificate. Adults without school-aged children may also take advantage of our special Saturday hours on July 10th and 17th to acquire a copy of their birth certificate.