Mom and Dad, mark your calendar! Shots for Tots, brought to you exclusively by the kids ER at Women’s & Children’s Hospital, returns in 2016 on:
- Saturday, Jan. 16
- Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, July 16
- Saturday, Oct. 15
Each session will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kids Specialty Center, 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., on the campus of Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
The cost is $10 per child. Bring record of previous immunization, if available.
The Louisiana Immunization Initiative launched Shots for Tots in 1992 in response to low levels of immunizations among preschool children and a subsequent measles outbreak in the state. Children are most susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases during their infant years, according to ShotsforTots.com. The Louisiana Immunization Initiative seeks to immunize 90 percent of children with the primary series of immunizations by age 2 through Shots for Tots, a network of public and private entities working together to educate and update parents and providers about the need for infant immunizations.