Caring for Children Foundation of Texas Care Van® Program Gives One Million Free Immunizations to Uninsured Kids
RICHARDSON, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Caring for Children Foundation of Texas celebrated a milestone in its Care Van(®) Program last week, recognizing its one millionth immunization has been administered through the Care Van since the program began in 1997.
“Our program targets children in medically under-served areas, so it’s especially exciting to know that one million vaccines have been provided to kids who may not have otherwise received immunizations,” said Craig Jeffery, executive director of the Caring for Children Foundation.
Jeffery says the program is designed to help Texas children receive the immunizations they need to stay healthy.
The ten Care Vans are mobile units equipped with medical supplies and registered nurses who administer immunizations to children at no cost at schools, fire stations, shopping centers, community events and neighborhoods where the need is greatest.
“The program’s purpose is to fill in the gaps in preventive health care, such as immunizations, by eliminating barriers like transportation and cost,” Jeffery said.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is the statewide sponsor of the Caring for Children Foundation, donating 100 percent of the foundation’s administrative expenses, which allows all donations and sponsorships to go directly to support the Care Van Program.
To learn more about the Caring for Children Foundation and its Care Van(®) Program, visit www.carevan.org.
SOURCE The Caring for Children Foundation of Texas