BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Baltimore City Department of Health held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Saturday and offered free admission to anyone who got vaccinated there. .
Both the initial dose of the vaccine and the booster shot are available in the clinic for people of all ages who are eligible, who are 5 years of age and older. However, health experts stressed that the focus of the event was on getting more children aged 5-11 vaccinated.
“We know that this age group is still lagging behind what we would like to see,” said Ben Bigelow, director of John Hopkins Medicine’s COVID-19 portable vaccine group.
A recent analysis of vaccine data by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 28.1 percent of children aged 5-11 years in the United States received at least one dose of vaccine and 18.8 percent were fully vaccinated.
Clinic organizers say they understand that some parents have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, which is why they have medical professionals to answer their questions.
Kelli Coffman, Vice President of Sales and Operations for the Port Discovery Children’s Museum, said: “It is natural to be concerned and caring for the family. “So that’s why we’re partnering with Johns Hopkins and the health department to be able to educate parents to answer any questions they have to ease their anxiety.”
The clinic will be held every Saturday in February from 10 a.m. arrive 3 pm
To learn more about the clinic, visit https://www.portdiscovery.org/VaxClinics