CARES Clinic Vaccination Program

January 25, 2019
College of Pharmacy students Tatianna Timor and Makayla Dudley are pharmacy coordinators for the CARES Clinic. The two organized an Immunization Day in November.
College of Pharmacy students Tatianna Timor and Makayla Dudley are pharmacy coordinators for the CARES Clinic. The two organized an Immunization Day in November.

The MUSC CARES clinic may be run by students, but MUSC employees like you help make it possible. CARES stands for community aid, relief, education, and support. The clinic provides free medical care for underserved and uninsured patients in the Charleston area.

Vaccinations are one of the services the CARES Clinic is able to provide for free because of employee giving. The cost is covered by a $2,345 grant from the YES Family Fund. Since July, the clinic has given more than 75 vaccines, including 53 flu shots, 15 TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) boosters, and seven pneumonia shots.

“We are incredibly grateful to the YES Family Fund, and we would not be able to provide these vital services without the support of the employees at MUSC,” said medical student Preetha Hebbar, who helps raise money for the CARES Clinic.

The CARES Clinic vaccination program not only makes the community healthier, it also provides invaluable experience for our medical students. Your support of the YES Family Fund makes it possible for us to support these valuable programs. Together, we’re changing what’s possible in health care!