*** In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (CoVID-19), TIKE clinics are canceled for the month of May and until further notice. Immunization support offices will be open to answer telephone calls and faxes on Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. For additional information on Coronavirus (CoVID-19), please go to Baltimore City's web site at https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/. ***
The Baltimore City Health Department’s Immunization Program offers services to help prevent vaccine preventable disease, to conduct disease surveillance, and to provide and monitor immunization related health education and community outreach.
- Free T.I.K.E. Clinics to those children and adolescents who qualify. A limited supply of adult immunizations may also be available with a $25 suggested donation for each adult vaccination. [TIKE Clinic Schedule May 2020] Call: 410-396-4454.
- Baltimore’s Immunization Registry Project (B.I.R.P.) works with the Maryland Department of Health's "ImmuNET" immunization information system to collect and securely disclose vaccination records for children – adolescents – young adults. Call: 410-545-3048.
- Community Education and Outreach. Call: 410-396-7575
The Baltimore City Health Department's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will be doing Blood Lead Testing at selected TIKE immunization clinics, including:
* Thursday, March 19th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lead testing is done for children aged 9 months to 6 years, for pregnant women, and for those adults at occupational risk. Testing is free. Clients will be seen on a walk in, first come first serve basis. For more information about lead testing including other locations where you can take your child to be tested, please contact BCHD's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at (443) 984-2460.
WE HAVE MOVED! The Baltimore City Health Department's Immunization Program has moved to the Eastern Health District's new location at 1200 E Fayette St - 21202 (northeast corner of Fayette St & Aisquith St), first floor west wing.
FIGHT THE FLU - Cold, wintry weather brings an increased chance of catching the flu (influenza). The flu is a respiratory illness that has symptoms including fever, body aches, extreme tiredness and dry cough. The flu is usually more severe than a cold, and may lead to complications including bronchitis and pneumonia as well as a worsening of certain chronic heart problems. The flu is spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing, or by direct contact with infected people or contaminated objects. You can take four effective, common sense measures to help prevent yourself and others from catching the flu including: (1) covering your sneezes and coughs; (2) washing your hands; (3) staying home when sick; and, (4) getting vaccinated. This year, our T.I.K.E. clinics will be giving flu vaccinations to children and adolescents (6mo to 18yr olds). For all adults and those children & adolescents who do not qualify for T.I.K.E. services, please ask your doctor or neighborhood pharmacy for this year's flu shot. For additional information about symptoms, warning signs and treatment, please read the Baltimore City Health Department's Flu Information Sheet.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- How can I get immunizations for my child? We recommend going to your child’s doctor. If you do not have a medical provider, have Medicaid insurance, or do not have medical insurance that covers immunizations, you can come to our T.I.K.E. (To Immunize Kids Everywhere) Clinics. Clients are seen on a walk in, first come first serve basis. [TIKE Clinic Schedule May 2020]
- What immunizations are recommended? [Childhood / Adolescent] [Adult]
- How can I make sure my child will meet their school’s immunization requirements? All children and young adults need to have an up-to-date copy of their immunization record to be enrolled in licensed day care or in school. If you would like assistance in determining whether or not your child has their required immunizations, please bring their shot record to their school’s health suite, your child’s doctor, or to our TIKE clinic. [Maryland School Vaccine Requirements Year 2019-2020]
We are exited to show our newest "Back to School" public service anouncement. Created in partnership with BCPS Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School students and produced by Wide Angle Youth Media, the video posted on Vimeo explains the importance of getting required 7th grade Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations. See it here.
- How can I get a copy of my child’s or my shot record? We may be able to retrieve a copy of your or your child’s immunization record as transcribed into the BIRP-ImmuNET registry. Please call us at 410-545-3048.
- How can I get more information about immunizations? [Maryland Department of Health's Center for Immunization] [CDC Commonly Asked Questions for Parents] [CDC "Vacunas e immunizacion"]
- How can I get information sheets on immunizations in another language? [Immunization Action Coalition]
- Where can I get information about immunizations needed for overseas travel including general travel precautions and country alerts? [CDC Travel Information] [Find a Travel Clinic]
Baltimore City Health Department
Division of Youth Wellness & Community Health
Maternal & Child Health
1200 E Fayette St Floor 1 West
Baltimore MD 21202-4721
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