August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and while campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District (and many others) will be closed as the 2020-21 school year begins, vaccines are still required to register for school and parents are advised to keep up to date with their child’s vaccines, now more than ever.
Amidst COVID-19, even those with no insurance can enroll and get their vaccinations through Saban Community Clinic, which will hold its annual vaccine drive for kids in advance of the start of the school year from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 12. This year’s clinic will be a drive-through event.
Families that schedule their vaccination appointments will be entered into a raffle for a Chromebook with a wireless mouse to help students start off the school year with some tools for distance learning. Throughout the day, there will be giveaways, music, balloons and guest appearances families can enjoy from the safety of their cars.
Families can schedule a time by calling 323-653-1990 or via the website, then drive up for their vaccinations. Families will remain in their vehicles in the designated parking spots for their appointments. Medical staff or enrollment specialists will approach each vehicle to gather necessary information and administer vaccinations. If a family needs health insurance, on-site enrollment specialists will ensure the child receives the care they need. For any children having difficulty, a special outdoor area will be available to vaccinate in a safe way.
The Saban Community Clinic – Melrose Family Health, is located at 5205 Melrose Ave., L.A.