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Shots for Tots returns to Women’s on October 6

Posted: 11:43 AM, Sep 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-25 12:43:41-04

Mom and Dad, mark your calendar!

Shots for Tots returns to Women’s & Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Each session is held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Kids Specialty Center, 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., on the campus of Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

The cost is $10 per child. Parents should bring a record of previous immunization, if available.

The Louisiana Immunization Initiative launched Shots for Tots in 1992 in response to low levels of immunizations among preschool children and a subsequent measles outbreak in the state. Children are most susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases during their infant years, according to ShotsforTots.com.

The Louisiana Immunization Initiative seeks to immunize 90 percent of children with the primary series of immunizations by age 2 through Shots for Tots, a network of public and private entities working together to educate and update parents and providers about the need for infant immunizations.