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THD Opens Collinsville Clinic To Support Parents With Back-To-School Immunizations

TULSA, OK – [July 22, 2021] – The Tulsa Health Department reminds parents of children entering kindergarten or the 7th grade that now is the time to visit immunization clinics to avoid the back-to-school rush that starts every year in August. To help clients during this busy time, THD launched a new online portal to schedule a child’s immunization appointment earlier in the month as walk-ins are not accepted this year. As of July 27th, the Collinsville Health Center will also be accepting appointments once a week on Tuesdays for at least the remainder of the back-to-school season.

“We encourage families to immunize their children now while there is little to no wait time in the clinics,” said THD Division Chief of Preventive Health Services Priscilla Haynes. “Immunizations are one of the best ways to protect the health of your child against vaccine-preventable diseases. The new online scheduling portal plus five immunization clinic locations across Tulsa County make it convenient for busy families to schedule their vaccine appointment with ease.”

While THD is still encouraging everyone age 12 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine, children also need immunizations for school, especially since many families may not have received their shots last year. 

Children have routine vaccinations due after they reach age four. Other vaccines are recommended for adolescents at age 11; the Tdap is a required vaccine for students entering the 7th grade. THD encourages anyone who is moving into a college residence this fall to consider taking charge of their health and get all their vaccinations. 

All children age 17 and younger should have a parent or legal guardian with them at the time of vaccination. The legal guardian must bring paperwork showing their guardianship status. Masks are required for everyone age two and older in THD vaccine clinics. 

Immunizations are available by appointment only at the following THD locations. Shot record requests can also be made in person at any of the clinic times and locations listed below, by phone at 918-582-9355 or online.

NEW Collinsville Health Center | 1201 W. Center St.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday
Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

O. Goodwin Health Center | 5051 S. 129th E. Ave.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Central Regional Health Center |315 S. Utica
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 

North Regional Health and Wellness Center | 5635 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Wednesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday
Closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
 

Sand Springs Health Center | 306 E. Broadway 
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Closed for lunch from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Birth certificates must be ordered in advance online or by phone at 877-817-7346. Online and phone orders will have a turnaround time of approximately two business days. Mail-in orders will also continue to be accepted with a turnaround time of about 10 weeks.  Vital Records will offer a Will Call service, giving individuals the option to pick up orders placed online for birth and death records in-person. Will Call pick-up hours at our 51st & 129th location are 2:30 to 4:45 p.m. on weekdays (Monday-Friday). Read more about the process and other information about birth and death records. 

For more information about immunization clinics and state immunization requirements please visit our Back 2 School page or call 918-582-WELL (9355). 

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Note: View a complete guide to immunization requirements in Oklahoma for the 2021-2022 school year and the Oklahoma Caring Van schedule