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Shots for Tots event set for Oct. 12

Posted: 1:37 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-07 14:37:34-04
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LAFAYETTE, La. - Our Lady of Lourdes Women's & Children's Hospital is hosting a Shots for Tots event Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Kids Specialty Center, 4704 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette, LA 70508.

The cost is $10 per child. Bring record of previous immunization, if available.

This is the last date for 2019. Shots for Tots dates for 2020 include:

Saturday, Jan. 11

Saturday, April 18

Saturday, July 25

Saturday, Oct. 10

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.