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Houston Health Department to observe National Health Center Week with free immunizations, four-day health fair

HOUSTON, Texas - The Houston Health Department (HHD) will sponsor a Family Health Evening event on Aug. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to kick off the local observance of National Health Center Week.

HHD's four health centers will offer free immunizations to children eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children program at the event.

Health center employees will staff booths with information about many of HHD services during a four-day health fair, set for Aug. 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured services will include dental, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, family planning, nurse home visitation, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis and the free Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network (DAWN) center.

Employees will also provide referrals to a wide variety of human services and information about preparing for emergencies and preventing mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile and Zika viruses.

The four health centers and their addresses 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.

This year's national theme for the event is "Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America's Health Care Heroes." For more information, call 832-393-5427.

Media Contact:

Porfirio Villarreal
Office:   832.393.5041
Mobile: 832.393.5041
Scott Packard
Office:   832.393.5045
Mobile: 281.254.6403

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