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Release Date: 7/23/2013

July 23, 2013

Katie Coppens, Optum
1-505-262-7104 (Office)
1-505-239-5570 (Cell)



Albuquerque, N.M. — Four Optum clinics are offering free immunizations for any child, whether or not he or she is an existing patient or has insurance. This effort is part of "Got Shots? Protect Tots!", a program through the New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Primary Care Association and the New Mexico Immunization Coalition, along with other managed care partners.

Optum’ Juan Tabo North and Pediatric clinics are taking part in the initiative on the following dates and times:


Optum Juan Tabo North (2121 Juan Tabo Blvd, NE.)

Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.


Optum Gibson Pediatrics (5400 Gibson Blvd, SE.)

Wednesday, Aug. 7: 1 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Optum Journal Center Pediatrics (5150 Journal Center Blvd)

Saturday, Aug. 3: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 6: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 13: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.


Optum Rio Rancho Healthcare Center Pediatrics (1721 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho)

Saturday, Aug. 10: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 17: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

*Must bring shot record


“The ‘Got Shots? Protect Tots!’ program is a great initiative for this community and Optum is honored to be involved,” said Jack Greenberg, MD, Juan Tabo North Family Practice. “As children are getting ready to go back to school, it is important that parents take the time to make sure all immunizations are up to date. This can be done for free during specified dates at Optum.”

About Optum

Optum is a physician-led, multi-specialty medical group based in Albuquerque, NM. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by 43 medical and surgical specialties with 19 locations throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners LLC, a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit

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