Vaccinating is Caring

At Infant Crisis Services, we are all about building healthy communities. We know that starts with healthy babies, that's why we've made it our mission to make sure no baby goes hungry. But it takes more than proper nutrition to keep kids healthy. Children need immunizations to protect them from infectious diseases, like the measles and whooping cough, both of which have made an unfortunate comeback in the United States in recent months. 

August is Immunization Awareness Month, and we are doing everything possible to educate parents about the importance of vaccinating their children. We are partnering with the Caring Van Program, which targets children in low-income and under-served areas who encounter difficulties in accessing traditional health providers. They provide immunizations at no charge to children in need. We will be joining the Caring Van this Thursday, July 31, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Buy for Less location on SW 29th Street and May Avenue. And on Friday, August 1, from 4-7 p.m. at Buy for Less on Penn and 23rd Street. 

Both of these back-to-school events are free and open to the public. We know many families with school-aged children also have little ones at home. Our BabyMobile will be on hand to provide basic necessities for those families as the Caring Van makes sure all children are properly immunized. 

For a schedule of all Caring Van events and locations, click here.