Seeing as how Summer literally officially started less than a week ago on June 21, it seems strange to start talking about back-to-school immunization shots . . . but here we are.

From the Shelby County Health Department:

Children enrolling in child care facilities, those entering preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; those starting seventh grade; students transferring from schools outside of Tennessee; and students entering institutes of higher education, including the University of Memphis, all may require vaccinations. The Shelby County Health Department’s Immunization Program can provide those vaccinations and assist with required documentation.

No appointment is required for immunization-only clinic visits either at the Immunization Clinic at 814 Jefferson or at the satellite Health Department clinics listed below. Please bring the child’s complete vaccination records and up-to-date insurance information to the clinic.

Clinics are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

            • Hickory Hill Clinic, 6590 Kirby Center Cove (2nd and 4th Saturdays   9 am to 1 pm)
            • Southland Mall Clinic,1215 Southland Mall (2nd and 4th  Mondays  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm) and (2nd and 4th Saturdays    9 am to 1 pm)
            • Collierville Clinic, 167 Washington (Open Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY)
            • Millington Clinic, 8225 Highway 51 N.
            • Shelby Crossing Clinic, 6170 Macon Road
            • Cawthon Clinic, 1000 Haynes
            • Immunization Clinic, 814 Jefferson Avenue

The Shelby County Health Department also provides childcare and school physical exams, by appointment only at all of the clinics listed above. Call (901) 222-9980 for an appointment for a physical exam. The cost for child care and school physicals is $85, which includes any required immunizations.

For more information about immunizations and other Health Department services, please visit