Summerfest

Last year's Summerfest drew a crowd. Photo courtesy of El Paso County Public Health

As part of National Immunization Awareness Month, El Paso County Public Health will hold a free vaccination clinic for eligible children at Saturday’s Back-to-School Summerfest.

The event — presented by Harrison School District 2, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, the city of Colorado Springs and the Health Department — will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mission Trace Shopping Center, 3031 S. Academy Blvd.

This is the city’s fifth annual Back-to-School Summerfest, which also provides free food, music, school supplies, booths and activities.

Children ages 4 through 18 are eligible for the free vaccines if they have CHP+, Medicaid, no insurance or insurance that doesn’t cover vaccines.

The clinic will offer most required and recommended vaccinations, while supplies last.

A parent or guardian with a photo identification must be present for the vaccines to be administered.

Parents must bring the child’s vaccination records and a Medicaid or CHP+ card, if applicable.

Contact the writer: 719-476-1656.

Contact the writer: 719-476-1656.

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