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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The school year is coming to an end and many parents might be thinking about what to do with the kids this summer, but health officials say take a moment to get children immunized - before the summer fun begins.

For those whose children are starting school or will be going back to school after the summer break, they may have to be immunized.

Right now the Pima County Health Department is offering free shots for students all around town.  The county health director says serious, preventable sicknesses can be avoided if kids get the shots they need.  According to Dr. Francisco García, Pima County's public health
director and chief medical officer, immunizing a child is the single most effective way to prevent diseases from spreading. 

Parents who need to get their son or daughter immunized before the upcoming school year, Pima County has five clinics around Tucson where it can be done. 

These clinics are offered free of charge year round, but health officials tell parents if they wait to get these shots until just prior to the new school year, they will face standing in long lines during the summer heat. 

The five free clinics are at the following locations:

EAST OFFICE - 6920 E. Broadway Boulevard, (520) 298-3888

NORTH OFFICE - 3550 N. First Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 243-2850

SOUTH OFFICE - 175 W. Irvington Road, (520) 889-9543

GREEN VALLEY - 601 N. La Canada Drive, Green Valley, (520) 648-1626

CATALINA - 3535 E. Hawser, Catalina, (520) 825-9299, (520) 243-2850

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