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Immunization clinics will be held for children at several Oklahoma City-area locations throughout August. The Oklahoma Caring Vans provide all immunizations required by Oklahoma law for enrollment in schools or child care facilities. Services are provided at no charge to children who qualify; this includes children who are uninsured, Medicaid eligible or American Indian. Immunizations are given on a first-come, first-served basis. For each child immunized, a parent or guardian must be present to provide records of previous immunizations and to complete paperwork. All qualified children are required to be current on their immunizations prior to child care or school entry. Immunization records are necessary for children entering pre-K or kindergarten to pre-enroll for the 2014-15 school year. The Caring Vans will be at the following locations:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Homeland, 1103 NW 18.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Shawnee Early Childhood, 1831 N Airport Drive.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Warehouse Market, 1 SE 59.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Middle School, 6800 S Blackwelder Ave.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Homeland, 9225 N May Ave.
3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Homeland, 4301 S May Ave.
8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Latino Community Development Agency, 420 SW 10.
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Mustang Middle School, 1145 S Heights Drive.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Oklahoma City Indian WIC Clinic, 210 Quandrum Drive.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Homeland, 5857 Northwest Expressway.
9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Del City Church of Christ, 1901 Vickie Drive.
8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fiesta in Fuqua Park, U.S. 81 and Beech Avenue in Duncan.
Alzheimer’s to be
A free conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 for professional caregivers and families of people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. The conference will be at Crossings Community Center, 2208 W Hefner Road. Food will be provided. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of “Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.” Speakers include Betsy Arnold, daughter of John Franklin Broyles, a former football player and coach, athletics administrator and broadcaster and Sgt. Cris Cunningham of the Oklahoma City Police Department. Online registration is required and limited. To register, go to www.crossingsokc.org/alz. If a person is a caregiver and needs care for a family member so the caregiver can attend, respite vouchers are available through Oklahoma Aging Services. On the day of the conference, a person can hire their own caregiver to stay with a family member and be eligible for reimbursement of those costs. A person must preregister for reimbursement by calling Al Ruple, administrative officer, Oklahoma Aging Services, at 521-2281.
Dentists to provide kids free screenings
Oklahoma dentists will provide children with free dental screenings from Sept. 8-12, thanks to an effort organized through the Oklahoma Dental Association. Participating dentists will establish their own schedules, which can be found on the association’s website, www.okda.org. The dental screening is not a dental exam and does not include a professional dental cleaning by a dental hygienist.
FROM STAFF REPORTS