childrens museum free vaccinations

Children who need immunizations in Houston now have a safer way to get the shots during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Children’s Museum of Houston is offering free immunizations every second Thursday of the month through May 2021 to children 6 weeks to 18 years of age.

The Children’s Museum of Houston is dedicated to transforming the Houston community through innovative, child-centered learning. Close to 800,000 children and their caregivers visit the museum each year, making it a perfect site for engaging with local families and providing valuable resources. While the museum is temporarily closed at this time, it still serves the community by offering tons of digital education resources and activities for kids and by hosting events such as this free vaccination drive.

Spots are limited, so it’s important to make an appointment by phone and have your child’s immunization history ready. To make a reservation, call 832-824-6355 or visit their website for more info.

Only children who qualify under the Vaccines for Children Program are eligible for the free vaccines. That program is open to children who are eligible for Medicaid, who are uninsured, who are American Indian or Alaska Native, or who are underinsured.

Additionally, the Children’s Museum of Houston’s website states “Parents and guardians must bring child’s immunization records and must accompany child. Face masks that cover the face and mouth are required.”

The drive-thru vaccinations at the museum, 1500 Binz St., are every second Thursday from 5-8 p.m through May 2021. The remaining 2020-2021 dates are December 10, January 14, Feberuary 11, March 11, April 8, and May13.

To register for free drive-thru vaccinations for your children, click here and follow the instructions on the Children’s Museum’s website or call Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program at (832)824-6355.