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Free Immunization Clinics Scheduled

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Becky Kenny
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 10, 2009 – A new health partnership will provide monthly immunization clinics to children in the Roswell area. The ENMU-Roswell Division of Health is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Health, Chaves County Health office, McDonald's, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) to offer this preventive service. The free children's immunization clinics will be held at the McDonald's UFO restaurant in Roswell, 720 N. Main Street, from 8 a.m. to noon, on the third Wednesday of each month. The first clinic will be Wednesday, June 17. Parents are encouraged to bring their children's immunization records.

Nurses from the New Mexico Department of Health and ENMU-Roswell allied health students will be administering free immunizations for children in the BCBSNM Care Van. Up to 50 children can be immunized at each clinic. ENMU-Roswell students in the Emergency Medical Services and Nursing programs will also provide blood pressure screening for adults and information about low-cost or free programs for patients who need prescriptions. Blue Bear will be on hand to greet the children as they arrive at the first clinic. BCBSNM representatives from the BlueSalud program will be available to answer questions about Medicaid Salud!

The Care Van, operating since January 2006, travels the state with a mission of helping to improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. BCBSNM collaborates with health care providers to provide basic health services at schools, health fairs, and community events. For more information about the BCBSNM Care Van program, visit www.bcbsnm.com/carevan.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.



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