School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that your children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children’s long-term health-as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community.

Getting every recommended dose of each vaccine provides children with the best protection possible. Keep in mind that there are many opportunities to catch-up on vaccines for your preteen or teen. Preteens and teens typically see their doctors or other health care professionals for physicals before participation in sports, camping events, travel, and applying to college.

Immunization is one of modern medicine’s most significant public health achievements. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox, stopped wild poliovirus, measles, and rubella from being able to spread widely in the United States, and significantly reduced the number of cases of other diseases.

According to Nadia Ferder, MD, Pediatrician with Care Resource, “Beat the back-to-school rush and use this opportunity to get your preteen or teen vaccinated today. As a mother and as Care Resource’s Pediatrician, I firmly believe in treating the WHOLE person and that patients receiving my care are not just a number.”

Up until September 30, 2017, new pediatric patients without health insurance may receive a free comprehensive check-up and required vaccinations for school. Covered vaccinations include, but are not limited to the following: polio, Varivax (chicken-pox), measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), DTap or Tdap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis).

New pediatric patients may also receive a NEW back-to-school pouch or backpack. To redeem this promotion, one MUST first make an appointment by calling 305-576-1234 EXT: 470 (English) and 471 (Spanish). This promotion is valid at Care Resource’s Little Havana office located on 1901 S.W. 1st. Street in Miami, Florida.

Care Resource is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with facilities in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The health center improves the health and overall quality of those we serve by providing COMPASSIONATE, COMPETENT and COMMITTED care for all. Most services are provided on a sliding fee scale. With a sliding scale, fees associated with services provided are reduced based on household income to make services affordable to everyone.

Nadia Ferder, MD, Pediatrician, Care Resource

http://www.careresource.org/