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Free health clinic for uninsured draws hundreds

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More than 1500 people lined up outside the Dallas Convention Center's Hall A Saturday waiting to get eye exams, shots, and blood screenings.  It was all free.  Part of what's called a C.A.R.E. clinic.  C.A.R.E. stands for 'Communities Are Responding Everyday'.

"Texas has the highest uninsured rate in the country," says C.A.R.E. spokesperson Jody Hopkins.   

Hundreds of medical professionals volunteered for this one-day clinic.   

Kimberly Phillips brought her two grandchildren to the clinic.  Both the 8-year old and 10-year old are behind on their shots. 

"This is just great.  Without this clinic, I could have been able to pay for their shots, but not all at once like this," says Phillips as she watches the 10-year old get 8 shots plus the Flu mist vaccine.

The Phillips boys will also be getting vision and hearing screenings.

There have been free clinics put on by C.A.R.E. in 11 other cities, but Saturday was the first in Dallas.  It's unclear if there will be more. 

 

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