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Immunize El Paso Begins Flu Vaccinations

With autumn rapidly approaching, it’s now time to begin preparing for flu season. Immunize El Paso, a non-profit immunization clinic, has begun administering vaccines to children and adults of all ages.

Last year, over 180 child deaths were reported by the CDC, the highest ever recorded in a regular flu season. Of those, 80% of these children were not vaccinated.

“The CDC’s numbers are alarming, considering that many of these deaths may have been prevented.” said Dusty Warden, Outreach Coordinator for Immunize El Paso.

“Sixteen pediatric deaths occurred right here in Texas, meaning we are not exempt from the wrath of the flu. It is important to get immunized to be protected against the flu.” Warden continued.

Flu vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. The clinic also stocks a high-dose formulation, specifically developed for persons 65 years of age and older.

One people get older, their immune system weakens, which means anti-body response after getting traditional flu vaccine isn’t as high was it used to be. This high-dose vaccine helps promote a stronger immune response to combat the flu.

Non-pharmaceutical interventions are also just as important to stopping to flu. Remember the four “C”s: Clean your hands, Cover your cough, Contain germs by avoiding others when you’re sick, and Call your doctor if you experience a high-grade fever.

Flu vaccines are now available at each of Immunize El Paso’s clinic locations as well as community outreach sites scheduled through the next several weeks.

More information can be found at  www.cdc.gov/flu or by calling 915-881-1100.

 

Central El Paso:  Phone – 915-533-3414

San Juan Clinic

6292 Trowbridge, 79905

Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM

Saturday: 9AM – 12 Noon

East El Paso:  Phone – 915-857-2474

1580 George Dieter, Ste 103, 79936

Monday through Friday: 8AM – 5PM

Saturday: 9AM – 12 Noon

Immunize El Paso Hosts Free Vaccine Clinics as Part of National Infant Immunization Week

Starting Monday, Immunize El Paso will be providing free immunizations to all newborn and infant children less than one year old who qualify under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.

“National Infant Immunization Week provides a valuable opportunity for our community to tell people how important it is for children to be vaccinated,” said Dusty Warden, Outreach Coordinator for Immunize El Paso. “Childhood vaccinations are one of the best ways for parents to protect their children against vaccine-preventable diseases.

The non-profit clinic joins an international effort to increase immunization rates and protect vulnerable children from vaccine preventable diseases, regardless of residency status or financial class.

The immunization campaign will kick off during IZEP’s new Saturday clinics, open from 9am to 12noon and continue throughout the week. Immunizations are available on a walk-in basis, never a need for an appointment.

For more information on Immunize El Paso or vaccines, visit their website or call 915-533-3414.

 

Central El Paso:                                                                                           

San Juan Clinic

6292 Trowbridge, 79905

Monday through Friday 8AM – 5PM

Saturday: 9AM – 12 Noon

Phone – 915-533-3414

 

East El Paso:                                                                                                

1580 George Dieter, Ste 103, 79936

Monday through Friday: 8AM – 5PM

Saturday: 9AM – 12 Noon

Phone – 915-857-2474

Immunize El Paso Kicks Off Back-to-School Vaccine Campaign

With back-to-school season underway, it’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect opportunity to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.

All immunizations should be completed by the first day of school. Admission into school can be denied until records are produced showing the child has been protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

“Ensuring children have access to all vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious diseases,” said Dusty Warden, outreach coordinator for Immunize El Paso. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check to find out what vaccines your child needs.”

Earlier this year, Texas witnessed the highest incidence of mumps cases in 22 years. This outbreak was attributed to increased levels of unvaccinated children, which emphasizes the importance and value of immunization.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

The local non-profit will be hosting immunization clinics throughout the borderland to allow opportunity to ensure children are immunized prior to returning to school. Immunize El Paso provides low-cost immunization services to qualifying children under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.

Clinics are also able to accept Texas & New Mexico Medicaid as well as many major insurance plans. No child is denied services due to inability to pay.

Visit any of Immunize El Paso’s clinics or outreach locations to find out which vaccines are required & recommended for them before going back to school.

Parents can find out more about the recommended vaccines at the CDC’s Website or at Immunize El Paso’s Page or by calling 915-881-1100.

 

Immunize El Paso Highlights Importance of Immunization as Kids Return to School

As tens of thousands of El Paso-area children head back to school, it’s also time to make sure they are up-to-date on their vaccines.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need as they go back to school – Immunize El Paso is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

The local non-profit will be hosting immunization clinics throughout the borderland to allow opportunity to ensure children are immunized prior to returning to school. Immunize El Paso provides low-cost immunization services to qualifying children under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.

Clinics are also able to accept Texas & New Mexico Medicaid as well as many major insurance plans. No child is denied services due to inability to pay.

“Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children from serious diseases,” said Dusty Warden, outreach coordinator for Immunize El Paso. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check to find out what vaccines your child needs.”

Vaccines protect against a number of serious and potentially life-threatening diseases.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

Visit any of our clinics or outreach locations to find out which vaccines are recommended for them before going back to school.

Parents can find out more about the recommended vaccines at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ or immunizeelpaso.org or call 915-881-1100.

Central El Paso:    

Fox Plaza Clinic

125 N. Glenwood, Ste F, 79905

Monday through Friday 8AM – 12 Noon, 2PM – 5PM

Saturday: 9AM – 12 Noon

Phone – 915-533-3414

East El Paso:

1580 George Dieter, Ste 102, 79936

Monday through Friday: 8AM – 12 Noon, 2PM – 5PM

Saturday: 9AM – 12 Noon

Phone – 915-857-2474

 

Immunize El Paso announces flu shots, locations

During the 2014-2015 flu season, 146 pediatric influenza-associated deaths were reported across the United States equating to a 31% overall increase in flu-related child death. Of those, 17 were right here in Texas.

Immunize El Paso is taking the lead to help stop vaccine-preventable death by teaming up with El Paso-area school districts, the City of El Paso Recreation Department and the El Paso County Nutrition Program.

While how well the flu vaccine works can vary, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against flu and its potentially serious complications. Millions of people have safely received flu vaccines for decades. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

“Persons at the greatest risk of developing flu related complications include children younger than 5, but especially younger than 2 years old” said Danny Acosta, Director of Immunize El Paso. “Adults 65 years of age and older, pregnant woman as well as suffers of asthma, heart disease, diabetes and those with a weakened immune system should immediately consider vaccination” Acosta continued.

Each year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized. Flu vaccine is the best protection we have from flu and its complications. Vaccination also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person.

“Last year, flu activity increased through November and December before peaking in late December – meaning now is the best time to get vaccinated” Acosta further explained.

About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection.

Vaccines are available in the injectable and the mist form for adults & children. Patients 18 & younger who do not have insurance may also qualify for free vaccination thanks to a grant issued by the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas.

For more information on where to get vaccinated visit http://www.immunizeelpaso.org/ or call 857-2474.

Author:  Immunize El Paso