Baptist Health offering free back-to-school immunizations

As summer is winding down, parents with young children may already be making their shopping list for back-to-school supplies. But before pencils and paper or backpacks and lunchboxes are bought, many kids will need to get immunized as required by state law.

Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering several opportunities for free back-to-school shots. In Conway, vaccinations are available from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at New Hope Baptist Church located at 1232 Watkins St. Vaccines will also be offered in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville and Sherwood.

And even better than getting bonus points on a pop quiz, free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to the first 50 children who receive immunizations at each location. Each child’s shot records as well as proof of Medicaid coverage or other health insurance, if applicable, must be presented before shots are given.

In addition to immunizations, Baptist Health Community Outreach offers non-emergent healthcare services at wellness centers and health fairs, flu-shot clinics, chronic disease management and more – all at no cost for the underserved and uninsured in Central Arkansas.