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2019 Shots for Tots dates announced

Posted at 5:58 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 18:58:55-04

Women’s & Children’s has announced their 2019 shots for tots dates.

The immunization program returns to the Kids Specialty Center at Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Here are the dates for 2019:

  • Saturday, Jan. 12
  • Saturday, April 13
  • Saturday, July 13
  • Saturday, Oct. 12

Each session will be 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. Bring 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 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.