Long lines for immunizations an annual event, health officials say
Longview — Looking out at a growing line of people waiting to get back-to-school immunizations Thursday, staff members at the Gregg County Health Department said some things will never change.
It’s human nature to postpone the unpleasant until the very last minute. After all, who wants to see their child wince from the pain of a vaccination needle?
Still, the staff noted, the health department has undergone a lot of changes through the years that include how it is funded, a decline in patients and new vaccination requirements.
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