The Guilford County Division of Public Health – now part of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services – wants to make sure that county school students get immunized before heading back into the classroom for the 2022-2023 school year.

This week, the health division is offering back-to-school immunization clinics with extended hours to help see that happens.

The clinics begin on Tuesday, August 9.

They’ll take place at the county’s Health Division facility at 1100 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro and at the Health Division office in High Point at 501 E. Green Dr.

On the days offered, the shots will be available from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

About a week ago, state health officials put out a press release emphasizing that students must get their shots. The state of North Carolina requires that all students be up to date on their immunizations within 30 days of enrollment. Students who don’t meet the requirements may face expulsion until the shots are given.

Appointments for the shots are “strongly encouraged” by county health officials so staff can be prepared for visits.   Appointments can be scheduled by calling 336-641-3245.

The clinics held at the Wendover facility will be on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and Thursday, August 18.  They’ll also be held there from Monday, Aug. 22 to Thursday, Aug. 25 and from Monday, Aug. 29  through Thursday, Sept. 1.

The clinics in High Point will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11 and Tuesday, Aug.16, as well as  Monday, Aug. 22 through Thursday, Aug. 25, and Monday, August 29 through Thursday, September 1

You can call 336-641-4801 for answers to questions about immunization fees. a.m. – 5  (Monday – Friday). Appointments are required.