Mobile immunization clinic gets kids ready for school

University Health System 'Healthy U Express' visiting sites across San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO - School starts in less than a month, and 5,000 Northside Independent School District students still need updated immunizations.

University Health System's "Healthy U Express" is traveling across the area to offer an affordable, convenient option for required shots.

"We've been needing to do it, so we just came down here to get it over with," said Jeremiah Lambert, who brought his 5-year-old son Ezekiel to Jefferson Middle School Monday morning for his shots. "He doesn't know what shots are yet. Well, I mean, he's had them before, but he forgot."

After a quick prick to remind him, Ezekiel was on his way with a sticker.

Another patient recently learned that graduating from high school didn't get him off the hook for immunizations. He got a meningitis shot Monday morning.

"I've been needing to do the shot for a long while. I'm going to college soon, and I need to be signing up for classes, and they don't let you apply for classes or sign up for any classes unless you have the shots on your records," said Matthew Ruiz.

To find out where the Healthy U Express will be parking for immunization clinics, visit universityhealthsystem.com and click on Calendar of Events.

Anyone wanting an immunization must bring an insurance card and immunization record. If you don't have insurance, you can call 353-3670 to discuss other options.


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