Metro Health Offers Free Vaccines At Parks And Rec Youth Programs This Summer | Texas Public Radio

Metro Health Offers Free Vaccines At Parks And Rec Youth Programs This Summer

Jun 15, 2017

Metro Health is offering free vaccines this summer to 11 and 12-year-olds participating in the Parks and Recreation Summer Youth Program.  

Metro Health will visit various youth program locations to administer the vaccines.

Carol Schliesinger is the Public Relations Manager for Metro Health. She says Metro Health is coming to where the kids are to make it convenient for their parents.  

“We definitely want parents to think about vaccines for health, not as an equivalent of starting school,” Schliesinger says. “We definitely want parents to consider getting their child vaccinated whenever they have their well exam once a year with their medical provider, and they don’t have to wait until back to school when the lines are ridiculously long.”

Parents will be able to choose which vaccines they want their children to get, though Schliesinger says the Tdap and Meningitis vaccinations are required for school entry in the fall.

More information can be found here.