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El Paso County Public Health and partners hosting free vaccine clinic

El Paso County Summerfest 2018
Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 17:53:10-04

EL PASO COUNTY — With summer vacation winding down and the start of the school year coming soon, this is a great time to be sure your children are up to date on their vaccines.

That's why on Saturday, August 3 and as part of National Immunization Awareness Month, the El Paso County Public Health will hold a free vaccine clinic for eligible children at the 2019 Back-to-School Summerfest.

"This event is a great, convenient opportunity for parents to get their kids vaccinated before they head back to school," said Kristi Durbin, the immunization program manager for El Paso County Public Health. "Vaccines provide a safe and effective tool that people can use to prevent the spread of disease. Assuring that children are up to date with recommended immunizations protects them and helps keep them, their friends and their classmates healthy. By vaccinating our children, we are protecting our families and our entire community," said Durbin.

Children eligible for free vaccines are those who have CHP+, Medicaid, no insurance, or whose insurance does not cover vaccines.

The clinic will offer the most required and recommended vaccinations for children ages four through 18 while supplies last.

Vaccine records are required. Additionally, a Medicaid or CHP+ card is required for those who are on Medicaid or CHP+. A parent or guardian with a photo ID must be present for the vaccines to be administered.

What: Back-to-School Summerfest
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 3
Where: Mission Trace Shopping Center, 3031 S. Academy Blvd.
Partnerships: El Paso County Public Health, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, Harrison School District 2 and the City of Colorado Springs.