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Oklahoma's Caring Van provides vaccinations for no-cost and services the Tulsa area. NICOLE BOLIAUX/Tulsa World

The Oklahoma Caring Vans provide all immunizations required by Oklahoma law for enrollment in schools or child care facilities. Services are provided at no charge to children, aged six weeks through 18 years, who qualify; this includes children who are uninsured, Medicaid eligible or American Indian.

Immunizations are given on a first come, first serve basis. For each child immunized, a parent or guardian must be present to provide current shot records and to complete paperwork. Body Mass Index screenings will be available for children 2-18 years of age.

All children are required to be current on their immunizations prior to child care or school entry. Immunization records are necessary for children entering Pre-K, Kindergarten and 7th graders to enroll.

The current childhood immunization schedule may be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html

August 1 1-5 p.m.

Marrs Elementary, 1100 S. Osage Ave.

August 7 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sperry Schools, 400 W. Main

A full schedule of clinics can be found at oklahomacaringfoundation.org, on Facebook at facebook.com/oklahomacaringfoundation or Text TULSAVAN to 33633 to receive our van schedule (standard data and messaging rates may apply).

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Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.