EVENT Free Immunizations offered May 1 at Children's Museum

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services and the Children’s Museum of Houston will offer free immunizations to children on Thursday, May 1 from 5 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 is 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 takes place April 26 through May 3.

After the vaccinations, children and families are invited to stay and enjoy the many hands-on exhibits the museum has to offer. 

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

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