Tennessee students to get additional shots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Nashville health and school officials are making sure seventh-graders and their parents are aware of two additional immunization shots the students are required to have before returning to school.

The Public Health Department and Nashville Public Schools are holding a special immunization clinic on Wednesday.

The Tennessee Department of Health recently announced new immunization requirements and a new immunization certificate students will need.

The two vaccines seventh-graders must have are the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis booster and a second dose of the varicella, or chicken pox, vaccine.

The Metro Health Department will also offer its annual weeklong Back to School Fast Track immunization clinic next month for school age children who need required immunizations.

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