The Hays County Local Health Department and Live Oak Health Partners are teaming up for a back-to-school immunization celebration. Submitted photo
Back-to-school Immunization Celebration
The Hays County Local Health Department and Live Oak Health Partners invite parents to join them in lessening the sting of back-to-school immunizations during a week of free vaccinations for eligible children.
The free vaccinations will take place Aug. 6 through 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 401 Broadway St. in San Marcos.
Children who qualify for the free vaccinations must be 18 years of age or younger, and be uninsured, underinsured, on Medicaid, or on CHIP. Children covered by insurance are also welcome to attend although they are not eligible for free vaccinations.
On Monday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., children can come by to receive their necessary immunizations and enjoy free games, snacks and prizes from local businesses.
In the morning, the San Marcos Parks and Recreation Department will be providing games for children to play inside Anita Reyes Park next to the Health Department.
Parents are encourages to bring a camera. Throughout the day, parents can take photos of their children with various emergency vehicles, including a firetruck, ambulance and S.W.A.T. vehicle that will be on the scene. They’ll even have a chance to visit the Bookmobile provided by Community Action Inc. of Central Texas. Parents will have the opportunity to gather information from the many organizations that will also be available to discuss services they provide for the community as well as get a few treats of their own.
For information about the event or to check your child’s eligibility, call 512-393-5520.