AMARILLO -- This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to acknowledge the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities and public health.
The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health is recognizing National Infant Immunization Week:
- Tuesday, April 29: Southwest Library, parent education after 10 a.m. story time
- Thursday, May 1: Northeast Library, parent education after 10 a.m. story time
- Thursday, May 1: United Supermarket, 1501 E. Amarillo Blvd., information and education for the public from 3 to 7 p.m.
The City of Amarillo Department of Public Health offers vaccination clinics for infants and older children, as well as adults, weekly. We are able to vaccinate children who have no health insurance, Medicaid and those who meet the requirements of underinsured. Adults who have no health insurance are also served.
The weekly Public Health immunization clinic times at 1000 Martin Road are:
- Tuesday from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday-Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
The cost is $5 for one shot or $10 for two or more. However, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Each patient must bring a current immunization record. All children must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
If you have questions about your child’s vaccinations, call your primary health care physician or the Amarillo Department of Public Health at (806) 378-3600.
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