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Is your child up to date on their immunization shots? West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital and the Louisiana Office of Public Health are making it easier to stay immunized with their "Shots For Tots" program.

One of several clinics each month was held at WCCH's Sulphur location Saturday morning. The program was started in the 90s when immunization rates were extremely low. Since then they've made it their goal to bridge the gap and offer low cost shots for $10 a visit.

"A lot of families qualify to participate. Shots for Tots is for people that have medical insurance. That either immunizations are not covered by their plan or the deductible is too high or their co-pay is more than $10. We also immunize uninsured and we also see people who have Medicaid but we do encourage kids covered by Kid-Med program to see their Kid-Med providers," said O'Neal, RN/WCCH Shots For Tots Coordinator.

Amanda Dougherty is taking advantage of the program. Her daughter Aubrey just turned one year old.

"She just made a year. It's a one stop shop. They have all her records and know what shots she needs. Plus it's $10 which is affordable," said Dougherty.

For a list of locations that offer Shots For Tots click here.

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