Mobile immunization clinic traveling around Waco to prepare kids for school

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-12 17:24:18-04

A big yellow bus traveling around Waco isn't picking up kids but preparing them for their first day back to school.

The bus is an immunization clinic on wheels and it's making its way across the city, stopping at different neighborhoods along the way.

It's a new partnership between the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Waco ISD and Prosper Waco that just launched this summer.

It's offering children the vaccinations they need before the school years starts.

"This just makes it a little bit easier. We're in a neighborhood so if you're close by you can just be like 'OK, let me get the shot records out of my house and bring my kids and go to the bus' it's that simple," said Kelly Craine, public health information specialist with the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District. "It's convenience. A lot of convenience."

Craine said all back-to-school shots are being offered, everything from chicken pox and measles to mumps.

Medicaid and most insurances are accepted. This event is open to anyone who is in need of immunization services based on eligibility. You must bring a copy of your Medicaid or insurance card. A parent or guardian must also accompany a child under the age of 18.

Dates, times and location of upcoming immunization clinics:

Tuesday, July 17

  • 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Estella Maxey Place
  • 12:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Dewey Rec Center
  • 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tennyson Middle 

Thursday, July 19

  • 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kate Ross Homes
  • 2:45 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. at South Waco Elementary ?

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