ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Providence Alaska Children's Hospital provides free immunization clinics for children 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Beginning Aug. 5, the clinic will be located in Suite D-338 (D Tower) at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
No appointment is necessary; this is a free walk-in clinic.
Children are eligible for the free immunization program if they are younger than age 19 and one of the following:
- Uninsured or underinsured (vaccines not paid for by insurance); or
- American Indian or Alaska Native.
If you or your child has a fever greater than 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, or diarrhea you should not come to the clinic. Please wait until symptoms are resolved to obtain immunizations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization or even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.
If you are unable to attend this event, future free immunization clinics for children are scheduled on the first Saturday of each month throughout the year.
About Providence Alaska Children's Hospital
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, Providence Alaska Children's Hospital functions as a hospital within a hospital. The hospital is known for its outstanding Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Maternity Center. The 146-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and provides pediatric subspecialty services in Anchorage and across the state of Alaska. For more information, visit Providence Alaska Children's Hospital.
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