Alabama law requires children who attend Day Cares, Head Start programs, Public or Private Schools to have a current Immunization Certificate (Blue Card) prior to registering.
In addition to standard required and recommended vaccinations, there are new immunization requirements for the school year that may affect your child if they are:
- Attending day cares or Head Start programs: PCV- pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- 10-11 years old: Tdap vaccination.
- Required for all grades (K5-12): Varicella vaccination.
With school quickly approaching, parents can get their childrens Back-to-School Immunizations by visiting a MCHD Health Center before the last-minute rush begins. All required or recommended vaccinations are free or low-cost based on eligibility.
What parents MUST bring when coming in for immunizations and/or to get a blue card:
- Parent Photo ID
- Child's Social Security Number
- Child's Immunization/Shot History
- Insurance Card
If your child is up-to-date on immunizations and only requires a new blue card, please bring the items mentioned above to the Immunization Clinic (251 N. Bayou Street) and allow 48 hours for processing and pick-up.
Walk-ins are accepted only at the MCHD Downtown (Main Office) (251) 690-8821. Immunizations by appointment are available at various Family Health locations.
Children's Health Center 251.405.4525
Citronelle Health Center 251.866.9126
Dauphin Island Parkway Health Center 251.445.3450
Eight Mile Health Center 251.456.1399
North Mobile Health Center 251.829.9884
Semmes Health Center 251.445.0582
Southwest Mobile Health Center 251.666.7413
Women's Health Center 251.690.8935
ADPH toll-free Immunization line: 1-800-469-4599
As of December 6, 2016, a new schedule has been set up at MCHD regarding religious exemptions. Dan St. Onge, the Public Health Area 11 Immunizations Director, will schedule appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 11 a.m. to receive the forms. His office will work to accommodate those who are unable to appear at those times. Appointments will take place at 251 N. Bayou Street in Downtown Mobile. For additional information or to make an appointment, call Debbie Christian at 251-690-8107.