Up Before Dawn: Dozens Line up for Immunizations
Hundreds of people lined up before dawn this morning to participate in the Laredo Health Department's last Immunization Clinic before the start of the school year. Under the new "No Shots, No School" legislation, students who have not received their required immunizations will not be allowed to register for classes this year. Officials with the health department say they have been immunizing 200 students per day for the past two weeks. Over 30 people lined up at 5:30 a.m. this morning to secure a spot in line. The Health Department will continue to offer immunizations during the week for those who did not have a chance to receive them this week. The Laredo Health Department will have extended hours this week. They will be giving immunizations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m; and Friday from 8 to 5 p.m. Officials say gates will be open at 7 a.m. and they will start handing out numbers at 7:05. Yesterday alone, 400 people lined up to get immunized. By 8 a.m., all the available spots were taken.