Health and Human Services

 

HDHHS, Children’s Museum to offer free child vaccinations Thursday

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 29, 2014 10:42:25 AM CDT

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) and the Children’s Museum of Houston will offer free immunizations to children on Thursday, May 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in observance of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW).

The Houston Care Van program will provide the vaccines during the museum’s Free Family Night Thursday on a first-come, first serve basis (while supplies last) to children who receive Medicaid, CHIP, or are uninsured.  Children with private insurance do not qualify.  There’s no need to pre-register. To qualify, parents and guardians will need their child’s immunization records. 

Vaccines include hepatitis A and B, meningitis, PCV 13, Dtap, Tdap, HPV, polio and rotavirus. 
NIIW is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. NIIW is on April 26 – May 3, 2014.

After the vaccinations, children and families are invited to stay and enjoy the many hands-on exhibits the Museum has to offer.  Head to FlowWorks and EcoStation to enjoy the great outdoors.

The museum is at 1500 Binz. For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org or call 713- 522-1138.



Contact:


Kathy  Barton
Office: 281.393.5045
Kathy.Barton@houstontx.gov

Porfirio Villarreal
Mobile: 832.393.5041
Porfirio.Villarreal@houstontx.gov