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Immunization Branch

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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)
Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA)
April 27-May 2, 2009


April 27 - May 1, 2009; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free Childhood Immunizations

IMMUNIZE EL PASO JOINS THE NATION IN OBSERVING NATIONAL INFANT IMMUNIZATION WEEK

Immunize El Paso will be providing free immunization during National Infant Immunization Week from Mon, Apr 26 through Friday, May 1. All children 5 years of age and younger will be screened and immunized at no cost.

222 S. Campbell, BSMT
El Paso, TX 79901

Each year, thousands of children become ill from diseases that could have
been prevented by basic childhood immunizations. Countless more miss time
from day care and school because they are under-immunized or inappropriately
immunized.

During the week of April 25, Immunize El Paso will observe National Infant
Immunization Week (NIIW), a CDC Prevention initiative designed to raise
awareness about the importance of childhood immunizations. Each year during
NIIW, the local non-profit leads child immunization programs across the area
in hosting activities to promote vaccinations for children of all ages.

Immunize El Paso will provide free immunizations for all children 5 years of
age and younger in observance of National Infant Immunization Week.
Immunizations can be obtained at the Tillman Health Center located at 222 S.
Campbell Street Monday through Friday from 9AM to 12 NOON and from 2PM to
5PM without an appointment. "Providing free immunizations this week provides
a wonderful opportunity to remove at least one of the traditional barriers
to immunization we may typically see in our area" said Dusty Warden,
Outreach Coordinator for Immunize El Paso.

Immunize El Paso will also be hosting a free immunization workshop
for school personnel, healthcare providers and anyone interested on Friday,
May 1, 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. "This will be a wonderful opportunity to
address those on the front lines of immunizations and to describe some of
the new mandates impacting kids enrolling into school next year" added
Warden.

Please join us at El Paso Commissioner's Court on Monday, April
17th at 9:30 AM as National Infant Immunization Week is officially
recognized by our county elected officials.  For more information regarding
any of the community activities planned for National Infant Immunization
Week, please contact Immunize El Paso at 915-533-3414 or visit
www.immunizeElPaso.org

Contact: Dusty Warden at 915-533-3414 or dwarden@pro-action.org


Friday, May 1, 2009; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Vaccination Changes: Understanding the Texas Immunization requirement revisions

This two hour workshop is geared towards nurses, nurses aids and other professionals responsible for vaccination compliance in public and private schools. We will discuss recent immunization requirement changes effective 2009-10 school year as well as other vaccination challenges faced in schools. We will also provide education regarding local resources to help facilitate immunization compliance.

9600 Sims Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925

Contact: Dusty Warden at 915-533-3414 or dwarden@pro-action.org


Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
Wednesday: April 29,2009 - LHD centers all day
Thursday: May 1, 2009 - Ernesto Serna Elementary

LHD El Paso, Texas will be providing free vaccines for 0-4 years of age on April 28,29, May 1, 2009 at all five centers.

Working with the Mexican consulate and the Mexican radio station  to provide some advertising regarding the free vaccines at the local health centers. The radio station will be at the Ysleta Center. This is a binational event.

Location: El Paso, Texas , El Paso County and surrounding areas

Target population: parents, adults, children, schools, government

Contact info: Rox Ann Parks RN BSN or Gregoria Garcia

  • Rox Ann Parks RN BSN
  • Nursing Program Manager
  • Phone: 915-771-5740
  • Email:roxann.parks@elpaso,texas.gov

April 27 - 30, 2009, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Immunizations

Advertised through the media, TV Stations and Public Health Channel, Waved Admin Fee

Location: Ector County Health Department
Odessa, Texas

Target population: 2 Months – 60 Months

For more information please contact:


April 20 - May 1, 2009, Monday thru Friday

Extended Immunization Hours: Monday – Friday; Waived Admn Fee; Advertised with local paper; IPOS staff worked the Kindergarten Roundup handed out flyers announcing NIIW.

Andrews County Health Department - Andrews

Target population: Infants – 18 years

For more information please contact:


April 13-17, 2009 - Late night – 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Head Start Roundup

Midland Health and Senior Services
Midland, Texas

Target population: Infant – 18 years

For more information please contact:


Seminar: May 1, 2009, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
NIIW Vaccine Summit

Proclamation of National Infant Immunization Week Apr 25 – May 2 by Susie Byrd City Representative

Ysleta ISD Administration & Cultural Arts Center – El Paso (submitted by Pro-Acton, Dusty Warden, Director of Operations)

For more information please contact:


Last updated May 19, 2010