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Springfield Public School District Offers Free Immunization Clinics

The start of the new school year is just around the corner, and for students who still need required immunizations , clinics are planned for next week. The Springfield Public School District will hold free immunization clinics Monday, July 31, at Hillcrest High School, Tuesday, August 1, at Glendale, Wednesday, August 2, at Kickapoo, Thursday, August 3, at Central and Friday, August 4, at Parkview. Hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 523-1632. Immunizations...

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The start of the new school year is just around the corner, and for students who still need required immunizations, clinics are planned for next week.  The Springfield Public School District will hold free immunization clinics Monday, July 31, at Hillcrest High School, Tuesday, August 1, at Glendale, Wednesday, August 2, at Kickapoo, Thursday, August 3, at Central and Friday, August 4, at Parkview.  Hours are 9 a.m.

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