Okla. caring vans offering free vaccines for children

Posted on: 1:55 pm, August 26, 2013, by and , updated on: 02:43pm, August 26, 2013

Flu shot

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Caring Vans will be stationed around the metro offering free immunizations to children who qualify.

Health officials are providing the services at no charge to children 6 weeks to 18 years of age who are uninsured, Medicaid eligible or Native American.

A parent or guardian must bring the child’s record of previous immunizations.

Health officials said it is very important children get all of their immunizations especially with the concerning measles outbreak in Texas.

The Caring Vans will also provide a Body Mass Index (BMI) assessment for children ages 2 to18 at certain clinics.

The Caring Van will provide immunizations at no charge at the following locations:

Sept. 9: NSO WIC-NW*
9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
5818 NW 50th St. Ste. 400

Sept. 11: WCD WIC-OKC*
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
7001 S. Western Ave.

Sept. 12: Capitol Hill WIC*
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
210 S.W. 25th St.

Sept. 17: WCD WIC-El Reno
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1629 E. Highway 66

Sept. 18: NSO West WIC*
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1139 N. Meridian

Sept. 19: LCDA* 8
:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
420 S.W. 10th St.

*Body Mass Index screenings will be available for children 2 to 18 years of age.