Free school immunizations for eligible childrenPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- School districts require your children to be up to date on certain immunizations. But if you're uninsured or have a hard time paying for these shots you can get them free.
That's because the Phoenix Fire Department has something they refer to as the 'Baby Shots Program.'
It's a federally funded program that provides vaccines to children free of charge.
The program was started back in 1994 and it allows the Centers for Disease Control to buy vaccines at a discount from manufacturers and then distributes them to states.
Eligible children can't be older than 18 to qualify for the free shots.
This is a yearly program and is always held before school starts, but try not to wait too long before you go.
For a list of the nearest location where you can take your children for these free shots visit: phoenix.gov/fire/community/kids/babyshots/babyshots.html
And remember to bring your child's immunization record book with you.