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Immunizations offered for refugees

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Community Nursing Services is working with Granite School District's refugee family support specialist to provide immunizations to schoolchildren from several countries who are refugees.

On March 27 they will hold a Care-A-Van and Free Flu Shot Clinic from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Southpark Townhomes, 2250 S. 500 East.

The families will pay $5 a shot for the immunizations and CNS is donating the flu vaccine, according to Mavis Mcaffee of CNS. The reduced rate for the immunizations is possible through the Vaccine for Children Program. Children under 3 will be vaccinated free.

In addition to the refugees — including 12 families newly arrived from Burma, three from Somalia and one each from Burundi and Iraq, as well as a number of Russian and Turkish families who resettled here a year ago — they'll be providing flu shots to some homeless individuals.

More information is online at www.immunize-utah.org/public/evchild_caravan.htm.