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City Provides Free Vaccines During National Infant Immunization Week

In celebration of National Infant Immunization Week, April 24 -30, the City of El Paso is offering free vaccines to eligible children 5 years of age and under on Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

The free vaccines will be administered by appointment only from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the City’s Immunization Clinic, 5115 El Paso Dr. Appointments can be made by calling (915) 212-6555.

National Infant Immunization Week is an annual event that promotes the benefits of immunizations to improve the health of children and highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from preventable diseases. This year, a primary focus is to ensure families stay on track with their children’s medical visits and routinely recommended vaccinations, even during the pandemic. The goals are to:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of vaccines
  • Expand immunization coverage
  • Promote national and cross-border activities in joint efforts to prevent disease and save lives

The Department of Public Health is offering free vaccines for children who meet one of the following Texas Vaccines for Children guidelines:

  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Uninsured or Underinsured (child with no insurance or only partial coverage)
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Enrolled in CHIP (El Paso Health only)

The following vaccines are available to eligible children 5 years and under:

 

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Diphtheria Tetanus (DT)
  • Haemophilus Influenza (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A (HepA)
  • Hepatitis B (HepB)
  • Influenza (IIV)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumococcal 13-Valent Conjugate (PCV13)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Varicella (VAR)

 

A CDC report released in May 2020 found a troubling drop in routine childhood vaccinations as a result of families staying at home. While families followed public health warnings about going out, many families reported missing recommended vaccinations. Families and health officials must work together to protect the entire community!

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