The program “Vaccinations for Health” that teams up the El Paso Fire Department with the El Paso Health Department to provide free vaccines and medical check ups returns this month.
Officials say influenza vaccines, blood pressure and glucose screenings to patients 18 and older, colorectal screening kits to patients 50 and over and pneumonia vaccines to those 65 and older, will start again in November at the following locations and times:
Saturday Nov. 5: Station 12, 3801 Ft. Blvd., 8-11 a.m.
Thursday Nov. 10: EPFD Safety, Health Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Dr., 1-6 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 17: EPFD Safety, Health Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Dr., 1-6 p.m.
Wednesday Nov. 30: EPFD Safety, Health Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Dr., 1-6 p.m.
“There’s no question that firefighters are some of the most respected members of our community,” said Bruce Parsons, Assistant Health Director. “They assist those in need and have a rapport with those they serve. Those qualities, coupled with life-saving vaccines and screening tools will help us advance the health of Vaccinations for Health participants and the community.”
Remember that the service is FREE to residents of El Paso and Hudspeth County who are 18 and over and DO NOT have medical insurance or are on Medicaid. We are encouraging residents who meet these guidelines to take advantage of the program.
The goal of the program is to increase the wellness of our community who do not have access to these services.