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Monday, June 30, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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:

  • Spring Woods Baptist Church, 10131 Emnora
    Mondays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Walgreen’s Drugs, 215 West 20th @ Yale
    Mondays 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Morris Frank Library, 6440 West Bellfort
    Tuesdays 9 am – 4 pm
  • Vinson Library, 3100 West Fuqua
    Wednesdays 9 am – 4 pm
  • Gulfton HPD, 5980 Renwick
    Fridays 10 am – 4 pm
  • Kingwood HPD, 3915 Rustic Wood
    Saturdays 9 am – 12:30 pm
  • Alief WIC Center, 6787 Wilcrest Dr.
    Mondays 10:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:30 am – 4 pm
    Wednesdays 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Fridays, Saturdays 8:30 am – 11 am
  • Braesner WIC Center, 8832 S. Braeswood
    Tuesdays 1:30 pm – 4 pm
    Wednesday – Saturday 8:30 am – 4 pm
  • Southwest WIC Center, 6121 Hillcroft
    Mondays 1:30 PM – 7:30 pm
    Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
    Wednesdays, Saturdays 8:30 am – 4 pm
    Fridays 8:30 am – 11 am
  • Northeast WIC Center, 9421 Mesa Dr.
    Mondays (alternating), Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 8:30 am – 4 pm
    Thursdays 10:30 am – 7 pm
    Saturdays (2nd & 4th only) 8:30 am – 4 pm
  • Northwest WIC Center, 8536 Hammerly
    Mondays (alternating), Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 7:30 am – 4 pm
    Tuesdays 10:30 am – 7 pm
    Saturday (2nd & 4th only) 8:30 am – 4 pm

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