Immunizations

immunizations
The Williamson County Health Department clinics provide vaccination services for patients who require routine health maintenance vaccines. Vaccines are available for all children (birth through college) and adult patients who may not be up to date with necessary vaccines. Vaccines are available through insurance payment or by a sliding fee scale (based on household size and income).

The Williamson County Health Department does not provide any "travel" specific vaccines and patients who are traveling are encouraged to talk with their primary care physician and the State Department (regarding international travel). Travel vaccines are usually available at limited pharmacies and most walk-in clinics. Primary care physicians may also be able to order travel specific vaccines for patients who are traveling abroad.

Did you know that your child isn't just "done" with vaccinations after their Tdap booster (vaccine before 7th grade)?

Talk with your healthcare provider today about your child's risk for HPV and Meningococcal and how they can get protection today.
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BACK TO SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Williamson County Schools & Franklin Special School District
A STUDENT ENTERING A SCHOOL IN THE FRANKLIN SPECIAL SCHOOL (FSSD) DISTRICT:
A STUDENT ENTERING A SCHOOL IN THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOLS (WCS) DISTRICT:

Requirements:



Franklin Special School District requires a state of TN certificate of immunization and proof of physical exam upon initial entry to our schools.

Another certificate is not required until 7th grade at which time the Tdap booster is required to be documented on a TN Certificate of Immunization.

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Download the Immunization Transfer Demographic Form here. The form can be brought in to the clinic, mailed or faxed for records to be transcribed.

Fax: (615) 790-5967
Address: 1324 W. Main Street, Franklin, TN 37064

Requirements:



1. State law requires a completed, up-to-date, grade level appropriate Tennessee Certificate of Immunization on file for each child. The certificate may only be obtained from a TN Health Care Provider or local Tennessee Health Department. Only students who transfer from another TN public school are allowed 30 days to provide immunization records. All private school and out-of-state transfer students must have their certificate on file before the first day of school.

There are two exceptions:
  • a. Medical Exemption: The health care provider must indicate specific vaccines that are medically exempted (because of risk of harm) on the Tennessee Certificate of Immunization form. Other vaccinations remain required.
  • b. Religious Exemption: Two forms are required if you have a religious objection to immunizations. A WCS notarized affidavit signed by a parent/guardian AND a Tennessee Certificate of Immunization with the Religious Exemption box checked in section 1a.
2. A complete Health Examination of every child entering a WCS for the first time is required. The exam for Kindergarten students must be completed within 12 months before their first day of school. If the exam is not documented on the certificate, the parent must provide a document from their child’s health care provider showing proof that a school entry health examination has been completed.

3. All foreign born children entering a Williamson County School for the first time are required to present evidence of freedom from infectious tuberculosis. The evidence should include a report of a negative tuberculin skin test done in the United States. If the skin test is positive, a chest x-ray or other necessary examination to certify absence of clinical tuberculosis is required.