Appointments also are accepted at the agency’s other clinics located throughout the county.
Previously, clients were seen on a first-come first-served basis at the immunization clinic at 251 N. Bayou St. In the days leading up to the start of school, crowds of up to 100 people or more have been common as parents and caregivers seek to make sure students have the paperwork needed to attend public schools and day care centers across Mobile.
Now, when you schedule an appointment to update vaccines, you won’t have to go to the back of the line, and will instead be seen at the appointed time, health officials said. Appointments for the immunization clinic may be made by calling 251-690-8908.
Because of high volumes, among other factors, it typically takes 48 hours to process and create a new Immunization Certificate, also known as a blue card.
Children in Alabama who will attend day cares, Head Start programs, or public or private schools must have an Immunization Certificate showing that immunizations are up-to-date, health officials said. Aug. 10 is the first day of classes for public school students in Mobile County.
New immunization certificates are issued when appropriate immunizations are received. Students who are not changing schools this year, and don’t have an expired blue card, should already have their Immunization Certificates on file at the school, health officials said.
What to bring when coming in for school immunizations and Immunization Certificate
- Parent’s photo ID
- Child’s Social Security number
- Child’s immunization record
- Insurance card
Where to go for immunizations
Immunizations are available on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All required and recommended vaccinations are free or low-cost based on eligibility.
If only an Immunization Certificate is needed
If a child’s immunizations are up-to-date and only the child’s Immunization Certificate is needed, the parent may drop off the child’s immunization history at the MCHD’s Immunization Clinic in downtown Mobile at 251 N. Bayou St., and the certificate will typically be available for pick-up 48 hours later.
This information was furnished by the Mobile County Health Department