Reasor's Partners with Oklahoma Caring Vans to Provide Free Immunizations to Children
With back to school quickly approaching, Reasor's is proud to once again partner with the Oklahoma Caring Van and the Immunize for Healthy Lives campaign to offer free immunizations to Oklahoma children, birth through age 18.
"Reasor's is proud to one again partner with the Oklahoma Caring Van Program to help our customers get the immunizations they need for back to school. This program provides essential vaccinations for preventative health care for any child that needs them free of charge." said Andy Becker, Reasor's director of pharmacy.
The Caring Van is a mobile unit staffed by registered nurses that provides all immunizations required by Oklahoma law for enrollment in schools or child care, free of charge. Immunizations are given on a first come, first served basis. A parent or guardian must bring a copy of their child's immunization records and be present to complete paperwork.
"The Oklahoma Caring Vans are on the road providing needed vaccines to children in the community and we are thrilled to partner with Reasor's to provide a service that is so essential for families as they prepare to send their children back to school." said Kendra Jones, Caring Van Program Coordinator.
Please see the times and locations of The Oklahoma Caring Van below:
Monday, August 12
9 am to 2 pm — Claremore
Thursday, August 15
1 pm to 6 pm — Tulsa (41st & Garnett)
Friday, August 16
9 am to 2 pm — Tulsa (15th & Lewis)
Saturday, August 17
9 am to 2 pm — Broken Arrow (71st & Lynn Lane)
Monday, August 19
1 pm to 6 pm — Tulsa (21st & Yale)
Reasor's was founded 50 years ago at a single location in Tahlequah, Oklahoma by namesake, Larry Reasor. Today, the company has 17 locations and two convenience stores throughout northeastern Oklahoma. In 2007, Reasor's became employee-owned and now provides jobs for nearly 3,000 community members. In 2013, Supermarket News ranked the company #38 on its Top 50 Small Chains and Independents in the U.S.
About The Oklahoma Caring Foundation
The Oklahoma Caring Van Program delivers immunizations to protect children and adolescents from dangerous illnesses at no cost to their families. The Oklahoma Caring Van Program is uniquely designed to eliminate barriers that commonly prevent children from receiving on-time, age-appropriate immunizations in traditional health care settings.
Since the program began in October 1999, thousands of children have received immunizations from registered nurses aboard the Caring Vans. Immunization information is entered in the Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) so children's vaccine history is readily available.
The Caring Vans travel to licensed child care centers, schools and community locations statewide.