SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

New Mexico offering Got Shots? Protect Tots! vaccination program

New Mexico Governor introduces statewide vaccination program | Courtesy of biology.usf.edu
New Mexico is offering its Got Shots? Protect Tots! vaccination program between Saturday and Aug. 15 to help children receive vaccinations for little to no cost before school begins in the fall.

Clinics across the state will offer the program on Saturdays and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

People seeking vaccinations are required to have their Medicaid or insurance cards with them if these are available. If these cards are not available, Public Health Clinics will provide vaccines for free, and participating private clinics will provide them at a low cost.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez reminded parents that health experts believe vaccinations may be the most effective way to protect children from numerous illnesses.

“While our kids are still on summer vacation, we need to make sure they are well-prepared to return to school healthy, strong and ready to learn,” Martinez said. “The Got Shots? Protect Tots! program helps New Mexicans protect their kids from dangerous, debilitating and easily preventable diseases. Clinics around the state make it easy for kids to get their vaccines, especially for low-income families.”

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New Mexico Department of Health 1190 S St Francis Dr Santa Fe, NM 87505

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