In Texas, nearly a quarter of children have no health insurance. About as many live in poverty. That means less access to regular medical care, including disease-preventing vaccines that protect all of us.
Enter the Care Van®.
"It’s the only option we have"
Nurse Terri Lyons was piloting that van on a warm weekday evening in fall as she pulled up to Anne Frank Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas to host a free vaccination clinic. She unloaded boxes of donated syringes and vials of vaccine and hauled them into the school library.
Lyons drives the Care Van around the Dallas-Fort Worth area nearly every day of the week, multiple times a day. “Monday I did two campuses plus an evening event. Yesterday we did two campuses plus an evening event. Tomorrow, four campuses,” she said.