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Caring Van Makes Stop at OCCC FACE Center

Free immunizations for children available

    (Published: 10-01-13)

Caring Van at OCCC

The development and widespread use of vaccines has led to the reduction or eradication of once common childhood diseases. However, the viruses and bacteria that cause vaccine-preventable disease and death still exist and can be passed on to people who are not protected by vaccines.

The Caring Van mobile immunization unit will be at the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) FACE Center (6500 S. Land Ave.) Thursday, Oct. 10 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., providing free immunizations for children.

Vaccinations are important because they can save your child's life; vaccinations are safe and effective; immunizations protect others you care about; they can save your family time and money; and immunizations protect future generations.

The Caring Van is open to the public, and is especially designed for children who do not routinely access traditional health care systems, are underinsured and are Medicaid eligible. Parents or guardians must provide a current shot record for each child and must complete required paperwork during the visit.

The Caring Van is a service funded by the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc. and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma that strives to eliminate barriers that prevent children from receiving needed immunizations at the proper times. For more information about the Oklahoma Caring Van Program, please call (405) 316-7216.