Big Crowds Expected For Arlington Immunizations

arlington immunization Big Crowds Expected For Arlington Immunizations

(credit: KRLD NewsRadio 1080/Chuck Schechner)


NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington back-to-school immunization event on Saturday could attract a lot of students from out of the area.

Dallas County public health isn’t offering shots this weekend, so Terri Andrews, with the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County, is expecting brisk business.

“We do set up to do 500 kids a day and we will have extra nurses here on Saturday to help move people through in the shorter day,” she explained.

With county facilities closed this weekend, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson is expecting even longer lines on Monday, when schools begin turning away students who don’t have all their immunizations.

“We average about 500 students that first day and I think we went 500 per day the rest of that week and that was cut off at 500,” Thompson said recalling the crash last school year.

Thompson says parents have nobody to blame but themselves.

The good news, for procrastinating parents, is the Arlington event is not limited to or based on where a students lives or will be attending classes.

“They can come from anywhere,” explained Andrews. “We’ve been doing lots of people from lots of different cities outside of Tarrant County.”

The Arlington immunization event takes place Saturday, August 20 at the North Davis Church of Christ. The church address is 1601 North Davis Drive, Arlington 76012. Shots will be given from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for most parents but is free for those with CHIPS and Medicaid.

Click here to find out about all the ICTC immunization events.


One Comment

  1. fred says:

    Can we get I.C.E. to set up shop at this location for the day to validate status?

    1. sadiedog says:

      i agree 100% and have buses waithing !!!!!!!

      1. Hark_the_herald_angels_screaming_at_you says:

        Before you inject your children with vaccine poisons, take a moment to look at the ingredients for the “shots” your giving them.

        Don’t so ignorant, there are cancer viruses, and plenty of chemical poisons.
        Wake up, smell coffee. They want you dead and have said so.

        and stop paying for this abuse with your income taxes.

  2. mike says:

    I cannot beleive that stupid parents line up to have kids injected without ever researching the contents of the vaccines. If you did research it you WOULD NOT allow your kids to be injected with toxic poisons that later cause disease and death. When you re kids get diseases you act so baffled as to why..well , heres your answer.

  3. mike says:

    Yes big crowds of ILLEGALS ! Thats right!

  4. Cole Younger says:

    Why do these peopl wait untill the last minute ,thats stupid

  5. Cole Younger says:

    They need imergration officers there also checking papers

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