For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2011

Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz offers FREE Back-to-School immunizations


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz is inviting families to take advantage of free immunizations for children ages 2 months to 18 years before the start of the new school year. The commissioner has invited the Miami-Dade County Health Department to provide vaccinations at the Fire Fighters Memorial Building 
8000 NW 21st Street, in Doral from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Commissioner Diaz is urging parents to get their children vaccinated, particularly after several local news reports stating the number of Miami-Dade County kindergartners who receive immunizations is 15 percent below the Florida state average.

Parents must be present with their children while the immunization is being given. Parents must also bring their child's immunization record.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Diaz's office at 305-599-1200.

Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz
Miami-Dade County Health Department

What:FREE Back-to-School Immunizations

When: August 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Where:Fire Fighters Memorial Building
8000 NW 21st Street, Doral


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