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August 10, 2017

Houston Health Department to Provide Free Child Immunizations and Four-Day Health Fair to Mark National Health Center Week

The Houston Department of Health will offer free child immunizations and highlight many of its health center services as part of National Health Center Week.

The centers will provide free immunizations to children who qualify for the Texas Vaccines for Children program on Monday, Aug. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Health center employees will staff booths with information about many of the department's services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 15-18. The featured services include family planning, dental, nurse home visitation program, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, sexually transmitted diseases, the free Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network center and referrals to a wide variety of human services.

The health centers are La Nueva Casa de Amigos, 1809 North Main; Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller; Sharpstown Health Services, 6201 Bonhomme and Sunnyside Health Center, 4605 Wilmington.

National Health Center week is Aug.13-19. This year's theme for the week is "Celebrating America's Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities." For more information, call 832-393-5427 between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.