A FREE Immunization Clinic is hosted for the community by the Seeker’s Sunday School Class at the First United Methodist Church of Forney and other individuals. The clinic is operated by CareVan and The Caring for Children Foundation.
About the Care Van Program:
One in four children living in Texas go without the necessary immunizations to lead healthy, happy lives due to a lack of affordability and access to medical care. Yet, immunizing children is one of the most direct, simple and least expensive ways to build healthier futures for medically underserved families in Texas.
Using its fleet of specially customized mobile immunization Care Vans, the Care Van Program is able to complement traditional "brick and mortar" clinics by visiting schools, churches, restaurants, recreational parks, shopping centers, public housing, community events, etc. and conduct immunization outreach clinics in the communities where these at-risk families live and work. In addition to offering free childhood immunizations, the Care Van Program also offers free health screenings at most of its health education community events. Health screenings include blood pressure checks, body fat and strength tests.
The Care Van program has provided more than 858,000 immunizations to 515,000 children through April, 2011.
The program is coordinated through the Caring for Children Foundation of Texas, Inc., and with thanks to lead sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.
This is a free clinic for Texas Vaccines For Children eligible children. The location of other clinics operated by the Care Van and the schedules at http://carevan.org/neighborhood.htm
This free immunization clinic is sponsored at FUMC Forney by the Seekers Sunday School Class, other church members and friends. It typically operates January through May and August through November, weather and vaccine supplies permitting, on the second Tuesday of the operational months from 5:00pm through 7:00pm.
For more information, see the website www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/tvfc/default.shtm or email FreeShotClinic@FirstMethodistForney.org