Agencies Offer Free Flu Shots for Children
EL PASO — Two programs extended their programs that provide children with flu vaccinations at no out-of-pocket expense to the child's family.
The program, operated by Immunize El Paso and the Caring for Children Foundation under the Care Van Program, will visit over 100 area schools, community centers and outreach partners throughout the area.
In addition to children’s flu vaccinations, IZEP also offers flu vaccines to adults. To help offset the cost of vaccination for adults, Medicare, Medicaid and many major insurance plans are accepted.
“With the start of school and fall beginning to set in, now is a great time to start thinking about protecting yourself against the flu. Community-wide benefits of a comprehensive flu vaccination program can only been seen if a majority of the community gets vaccinated.” said Dusty Warden, Outreach Coordinator for Immunize El Paso. “We have setup outreach clinics from Anthony to Tornillo making immunization accessible to absolutely anyone who wants to stay healthy.” Warden continued.
Each of Immunize El Paso’s clinics will be open to allow for children and adults to access the free and/or low cost flu vaccines. To find a location near you, call 915-533-3414 or visit www.immunizeelpaso.org.