Northwest Assistance Ministries Providing Free Immunizations For Children

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Young people avoid getting flu shots

Last year, only 35.7% of U.S. adults aged 18 to 64 got a flu shot, and only 12 states had vaccination rates of 50% or higher.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is providing free immunizations for children. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and medical facilities have noticed that less children are coming in for vaccinations. Some reasons for avoiding vaccinations include staying home for health safety and loss of insurance due to unemployment or furloughs.

The Pediatric Health Center at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is concerned for the health of your children and offering free immunizations on Friday, June 12, 2020, between 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

NAM’s Pediatric Health Center, in partnership with CHRISTUS Healthy Living Mobile Unit, will provide vaccines at The Harrell Family Opportunity Center located behind NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl Rd, Houston, TX 77090.

Parents must call 281-885-4649 to register before coming to NAM. Everyone is also required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Children between the ages of 4-18, who do not have insurance, have Medicaid, or are under-insured are eligible for free immunizations. A parent or guardian must be present and bring their child’s original shot records. For more information visit www.namonline.org or call 281-885-4649. The Pediatric Health Center is a unique partnership between NAM and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

NAM also provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 132,000 people through its many programs and services. Since March 2020, NAM has served over 4,000 families by providing food, rental assistance, and other basic needs.

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