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As the season begins to change and school is back in session, many germs are shared in the classroom and on the playground. Luckily, parents were  able to mark their child’s immunizations off their back-to-school checklist easily thanks to licensed paramedic Joe Wascomb and family nurse practitioner Jana Picton, RN, of Huguley’s Mobile Health Services Bus. Both Joe and Jana have been working on the Huguley Mobile Health Services Bus for more than 14 years and recently began providing Burleson students with low-cost immunizations.

For the past two years, on the day before and the first day of school, the Huguley Mobile Health Services Bus has been conveniently set up in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Burleson. This location made it easy not only for parents to bring their children, but also for teachers who needed immunizations to go and come back quickly on their lunch break.

“They have been a tremendous help, and we’ve really come to rely on them heavily for our students’ immunizations,” says Cathy Marsh, Director of Nursing and Health Services for Burleson ISD. Mrs. Marsh presented Joe and Jana with an award plaque on behalf of the Burleson ISD at the September School Board meeting.

The plaque states: “In appreciation of Huguley Memorial Medical Center for its Mobile Health Services Bus, which provides healthcare services to our community and to the students of Burleson ISD. The Board of Trustees especially thanks Joe Wascomb and Jana Picton for their outstanding medical services.”

“We care about the kids. We want them to be healthy and we’re glad we could partner with Burleson ISD to help keep them and the community healthier,” said Joe and Jana, humbly accepting the plaque that they plan to hang in the Huguley Mobile Health Services Bus.