Monday, June 30,
City immunization sites to relocate
The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) will relocate many of its immunization community sites to Women Infants and Children (WIC) clinics on July 7.
The change allows HDHHS to increase hours of operation from 115 hours to a total of 246 hours of access every week and schedule eight additional immunization sessions while consolidating community sites from 26 to 11.
Relocation of community sites also will enable HDHHS to better target immunization efforts to children under five years of age and primarily to children under two who are most susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases and their deadly effects.
Immunization rates for this age group in Houston are among the lowest in the country.
WIC provides health care referrals, nutrition education and nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women and children under five who have nutrition health-related problems.
For more information, call 713-794-9267 or the city's infomation line 311.
New immunization sites, their locations and hours of operation are:
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