DETROIT – Ascension Michigan is partnering with the Detroit Health Department to offer free immunization and flu shots to children this weekend.
Officials say vaccinations among children in Detroit have declined from 82% to 47% since March, according to a report from the Wayne County Health Department.
To combat this decline, the health system will host a Back to School Community Immunization Fair on September 12 at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., children 6 months old and older can receive free immunization and flu shots.
Interested individuals are encouraged to RSVP for the event by contacting Michele Berry with Ascension Michigan at 313-567-0534 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officials say individuals are welcome whether they are insured or not. Parents are still encouraged to bring their ID and insurance information.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) safety precautions, such as masking and social distancing, will be followed at the fair, officials said.
Families can also expect giveaways and snacks for the children.