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San Antonio has the lowest rate of HPV vaccinated children of any major city in Texas, but a cervical cancer survivor is trying to change that by telling her story.

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The majority of Texans agree that parents should be required to vaccinate their children, but an annual poll conducted by The Texas Lyceum found that a “consequential minority” of Texans don't. / The Immunization Partnership

A push is on to get more children immunized in Texas. Town hall meetings are being held around the state. One of those meetings was held in Bexar County on Tuesday.

Metropolitan Health District

School starts in less than three weeks for most kids in the San Antonio area.  If your child has not gotten his or her first or updated vaccinations, there are numerous opportunities to get that taken care of.

A Metro Health clinic is in the Frank Garrett Center at 1226 Northwest 18th Street.  It’s open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is accepting walk-ins.  An immunization event is also taking place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wonderland of the Americas Mall.

There are some things that parents need to bring with them.