Just in time for school, learn why these health care professionals help kids who can’t afford their shots – necessary to enter school …
Jean Taylor, MN, and Karen Oglesby, BSN, remind parents at Lents Founders Day that the monthly Lents Clinic can help make sure their children’s’ immunizations are up to date
Story and photo by David F. Ashton
Seeing our friends from the Lents Childhood Immunization Clinic at Lents Founder’s Day reminded us that, once again, their clinic will be open the first Saturday of each month, starting in September.
“We help families who don’t have insurance and not on the Oregon Health Plan make sure their kids are immunized,” says Karen Oglesby, BSN. “This program is operated in cooperation with the Oregon Nursing Association, Multnomah County Health Department, and Wattles Boys & Girls Club.”
The service is for children ages 2 months to 18 years, Oglesby tells us; no appointment is needed. “All we ask is that parents bring all documentation of previous immunizations.”
The clinic runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2 p.m. on September 1 (and the first Saturday of each month, through March of 2008) at the Wattles Boys & Girls Club, located at 9330 SE Harold Street (just east of SE 92nd Avenue).
© 2007 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News Service