Whitehouse ISD hosts immunization clinic

Published on Friday, 11 August 2017 17:42 - Written by

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Kids grit their teeth and squeezed the hands of their parents Friday as they braved one of the toughest parts of getting ready to return to school - immunizations.

Whitehouse ISD offered an immunization clinic Friday, providing shots to kids who need them before heading back to school next week. 

The district offered the free to low-cost immunizations through the Vaccines For Children program open to kids 19 or younger who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska native.

The clinic was sponsored by the Northeast Texas Public Health District and the Smith County Medical Society with a grant from the Texas Medical Association Foundation Be Wise-Immunize program and funding from the Vaccines For Children program.

Whitehouse ISD starts school Wednesday