Back-to-school immunization clinics to be held August 13

August 6th, 2014 at 10:21 am by under Latest Posts

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Ruidoso Public Health Office will host two back-to-school immunization clinics on Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., and on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 6 p.m. at the Ruidoso Public Health Office located at 117 Kansas City Road, Ruidoso.

Childhood immunizations are the most effective preventive health intervention, resulting in a 90 percent reduction in vaccine preventable diseases since the 1950s. Immunizations are required for children attending daycare and school. Ricardo Roadrunner NMIC’s mascot will help out at the clinic.

The immunization clinic is open to the public and immunizations will be administered at no cost. All parents have to do is bring a copy of their child’s shot record and Medicaid or private health insurance card if they have one.

The special clinic is part of the Got Shots? Protect Tots! immunization campaign. The New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Immunization Coalition (NMIC), the New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA), and healthcare providers from across the state are partnering again to host immunization clinics from August 2-16 for children 18 years old and younger.

 

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