Dorothy Budd, Sandy Secor, McGruff, Martha Lang, Barenda Hino, Sandy DeBusk, Anne Mackintosh. Photos by Jonathan Moon.
Immunizations by Caring For Children Foundation Care Van™
Church of the Incarnation Episcopal located in Uptown hosted a free back-to-school immunization clinic, kicking off the 2017-2018 academic year. The event was free to the public and sponsored by Church of the Incarnation with immunizations provided by Texas Care Van™.
Also participating were the Dallas County Medical Society Alliance (DCMSA), The Dallas Police Central Neighborhood Patrol, Texas A&M College of Dentistry, North Dallas Shared Ministries and Spokes for Folks. Meningitis and whooping cough vaccines were included in the free vaccines, along with free student sports physicals, dental screenings and eye exams.
“This is our 8th year to host this free immunization clinic,” said Highland Park resident Sandy Secor, Health Fair Champion, member of the church and the DCMSA. “We love helping the children with the medical side, but with the help of our community businesses, we also featured the sports equipment giveaway, bicycle and helmet give away, backpacks for school and more.”
Michelle Anderson is the Co-Champion and Anne Macintosh is the event coordinator.
There was even a Zumba class, an "Ask the Doctor" booth and other health information. The Dallas Police Central Neighborhood Patrol Office brought McGruff the Crime Dog and the Mounted Patrol, McGruff the Crime Dog and Police Low rider also participated.
The event is always a wonderful success, thanks to the participation of church members and community volunteers, doctors, specialists and nurses, along with the businesses and other supporters who donate the bicycles, helmets and sports equipment.
The free back-to-school immunization clinic will happen again in August 2018. Date to be announced. Free Sports physical clinics are scheduled for May 2018 for the students at
North Dallas High School.