Don’t Forget to Add Shots to School Supply List
July 21, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsThe Texas Department of Health requires that all students get their shots before starting school, and thousands of El Paso students have yet to get all of their required doses. “Most El Paso area school districts have adopted a ‘No shots, No classes’ policy," warns Dusty Warden.
Over the past year, several new immunizations have been added to the regiment of routine childhood immunizations including vaccines to guard against rotovirus, pertussis, as well as new several combination vaccines.
ProAction is partnering with area school districts to provide low-cost immunizations through July and August. “With Medicaid eligibility requirements stiffening, we are concerned about children who have lost coverage and can no longer see their physician. We understand that diseases don’t stop at borders or discern people’s immigration status. The low cost immunization clinics can help curb outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.” said Warden.
Immunization outreach clinics will span across all parts of the city. ProAction will also be expanding their clinic hours this week in anticipation of larger than normal crowds. A list of immunization locations and times can be found at www.ImmunizeElPaso.org or by calling 915/533-3414.
Vaccines for children are only $10.00 per child, regardless of the number of shots needed. Medicaid and CHIP will also be accepted.
ProAction Community Health is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting health and safety in El Paso County, serving the metro and rural areas of the region. ProAction works in partnership with the El Paso City-County Health & Environmental District in immunization projects across the city and is also registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Vaccines For Children provider. This recognition allows us to provide free and low-cost immunization for all residents including low income and un/under-insured. For more information, we can be reached at the below.
ProAction Community Health
J. Harold Tillman Health Building, Downtown El Paso
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9A-12P
Clinic/Office: 222 S. Campbell, Basement Floor
You may also visit us at any of the outreach clinic sites (see attached)
Dusty Warden, Outreach Supervisor
(915) 727-0898 mobile