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Oklahoma Caring Van visits Tulsa to give required shots for kids

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Posted at 10:02 PM, Jun 26, 2024

TULSA, Okla. — The summer heat is keeping many people indoors but health experts say now is a good time to get your children the vaccinations they need before school starts in the fall.

The Caring Van visits different sites around the Tulsa metro each month.

On Wednesday, the van offered vaccinations at the Tulsa WIC clinic near 21st and Mingo, as well as the YMCA in Owasso.

The goal of the Oklahoma Caring Vans, supported by the Oklahoma Caring Foundation, is to make it easy for parents to get the shots children are required to have before starting school.

The immunization service is intended for those who are Medicaid eligible, uninsured, or Native American. There is no charge. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The Caring Van has bilingual speakers available on site.

Parents are encouraged to bring the child’s current shot record. However, Fernando Guillen, who has been a Caring Van Specialist for six years, told 2 News Oklahoma’s Karen Larsen that Oklahoma residents will still be served because their children’s records are recorded in the state system.

"We have measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, A," said Fernando Guillen, Caring Van Specialist. "All the ones that kids need."

The van is making visits at different sites all summer long. For the latest calendar, visit

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