Back to School Shot Blitz Offered at Northwest Assistance Ministries

August 17, 2016

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is hosting its annual Shot Blitz vaccination drive August 16 – 18 and August 22 – 24. This initiative provides children with back-to-school immunizations required to start the school year.

Immunizations are available to children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Regardless of how many shots are needed, the cost to participate is $10 per child—cash only. Parents must provide all of their child’s immunization records. Appointments are not required. If you have questions about whether your child needs an immunization or a tuberculosis test, please call the Health Department or check with your school nurse.

Only uninsured or Medicaid patients will be accepted during Shot Blitz. All others, should contact their Primary Care Physician or call the Harris County Health Department at (281) 447-2800.

Along with assistance from the Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum, Shot Blitz will take place at The Children’s Clinic at NAM at 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston, 77090.

Hours for the event are as follows:

Tuesday, August 16:                     2 – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17:                12 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 18:                    2 – 6 p.m.

Monday, August 22:                      1 – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23:                     9 – 11 a.m.

Wednesday, August 24:                 9 – 11 a.m.

The Children’s Clinic is a unique partnership between NAM and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). While bringing excellence to our patients, the clinic also serves as a training facility for UTHealth Science Center students as well as other local universities and community colleges.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education, safety and financial education. In fiscal year 2014-2015, NAM touched the lives of more than 127,000 people through its many programs and services.

For more information about Shot Blitz, please contact The Children’s Clinic at NAM at
(281) 885-4630 or visit www.namonline.org.

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