Metro Nashville Public Health Department extends hours for school immunizations


Beginning this week, the Metro Nashville Public Health Department is extending its clinic hours to offer immunizations for Metro Nashville Public Schools students going back to school Monday, Aug. 5.

According to the MNPHD, there is a $20 administration fee for vaccines adjusted according to income. Children 18 and younger may be eligible for free, federally-funded vaccines through the Vaccines for Children Program.

The following public health department locations will be open after-hours and on weekends:

Lentz Public Health Center
2500 Charlotte Ave., Nashville
July 22 – Aug. 15
7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Tue.-Thu.)
7 a.m.–noon (July 27, Aug. 3 and 10)

East Public Health Center
1015 East Trinity Lane, Nashville
July 22 – Aug. 15
8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
8 a.m –6 p.m. (July 24, July 31, Aug. 7 and 14)

Woodbine Public Health Center
224 Oriel Ave., Nashville
Extended Hours July 22 – Aug. 16
7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Mon., Tue. and Wed.)
7 a.m.–7 p.m. (Thu.)

The following vaccinations are required for students in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Health:

  • Kindergarten students and other children enrolling in a Tennessee school are required to provide schools with a complete Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate before classes begin.
  • All students entering seventh grade are required to provide the school a limited Official Tennessee Immunization Certificate showing proof of second dose of chickenpox vaccine or a history of the illness and a booster shot for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus.
  • Incoming college students in Tennessee public colleges who will live on-campus must provide proof of immunization against meningococcal meningitis after age 16.

The MNHD offers children’s immunizations by appointment 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday throughout the year at the following locations:

East Health Center, 1015 East Trinity Lane, Nashville
Lentz Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave., Nashville
Woodbine Health Center, 224 Oriel Ave., Nashville


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