GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) A decline in demand is prompting a United Methodist ministry in Garden City to stop providing childhood immunizations.
The United Methodist Mexican-American Ministries’ decided to drop the program effective March 21.
The Garden City Telegram reports that those needing immunizations will be directed to the Finney County Health Department, which runs a similar program.
The ministry administered 1,397 immunizations in 2011, compared with 3,652 in 2009. The ministry would have had to raise prices for the shots from $2 to $10 or more to make it financially feasible, and that’s close to what the county charges.
Finney County Health Department Administrator Ashley Goss says she doesn’t expect the influx of new clients to cause any serious problems for her office.