Shots for Tots returns to Women’s & Children’s Hospital on Saturday, June 14.
Infant immunizations will be given from 9 a.m. to noon in the Kids Specialty Center, 4704 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, located on the Women’s & Children’s Hospital campus. Additional sessions are set for 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13 and Nov. 15.
The cost is $10 per child. Bring record of previous immunizations, if available. Call (337) 521-9100 for more information.
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.