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