Wayne Pediatrics and Detroit Health Department offer free “Vaccines for Kids” Oct. 10

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Don’t let fear of the coronavirus prevent you from making sure your children’s immunizations are up to date.Wayne Pediatrics and the Detroit Health Department will conduct a “Vaccines for Kids” drive-through immunization clinic Oct. 10 from 8 a.m.  to 8 p.m. at the new 400 Mack Detroit Health Center in Midtown Detroit.Free immunizations, including flu shots, will be available for Detroit children ages 6 weeks to 18 years. The event will provide convenient and easy access to immunizations in a safe and friendly setting, with all staff wearing appropriate protective equipment.Vaccination appointments can be made at 313-876-4667. A drive-up scheduling service is also available the day of the event.Parents should bring their children’s immunization records if possible.Vaccines for the following illnesses will be provided: tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, polio, rotavirus, pneumococcal, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), meningococcal, human papillomavirus (HPV) and influenza.The COVID-19 pandemic has apparently affected the rate of childhood vaccinations across the nation, and in Michigan. The New York Times reported this summer that childhood vaccination rates dropped significantly because parents were reluctant to schedule visits to doctors out of fear of …

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