- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The state of New Mexico is partnering with healthcare providers to make vaccines available to children at little to no cost.

Gov. Susana Martinez says the “Got Shots? Protect Tots!” program runs through Aug. 13 as the start of the school year approaches.

It’ll make vaccines free at all state Public Health Clinics, and discount them at dozens of health providers across the state. In some cases, they’ll be open on Saturdays, during lunch hour and after 5 p.m.

Last year, more than 2,200 children were vaccinated through the program.

Parents should bring a copy of insurance or Medicaid cards if they take their children to a private health care provider.

The New Mexico Primary Care Association, New Mexico Immunization Coalition, Molina, United Healthcare, Presbyterian, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico are partnering in the program.

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Online: https://hsc.unm.edu/programs/nmimmunization/gotshot.html .


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