Students Line Up to Get Free Back-to-School Vaccinations

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SACRAMENTO --

Students of all ages lined up in Sacramento on Wednesday for the chance to get vaccinated for free.

Are your children up to date on their vaccinations? Do they need a physical?

School is right around the corner and time is running out to get in to see the doctor.

"The schools have regulations that require kids to have certain immunizations, and at times, they will be excluded from activities including sports if they are not up to date, for instance, on their tetanus," said Dr. Roy Schutzenegel, chief medical officer for Elica Health Centers.

To make it easy for parents, Elica Health Centers brought their mobile unit to Encina High School in Sacramento.

Every patient is seen, regardless of their ability to pay.

"We keep all the vaccines on the van so we can give them whatever they are missing, and if they bring their immunizations records, we can get them caught up," Schutzenegel said.

The medical staff is treating children from kindergarten through high school. They say it is important to get all your immunizations before heading back to the classroom where germs tend to spread easily.

"Obviously, I am a pediatrician, and I recommend kids be fully immunized both to protect themselves and to protect other children around them from illnesses that be life threatening," Schutzenegel said.

The clinic will be at Encina High School at 1400 Bell Street in Sacramento on Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. No appointments are needed.