During these times of the Coronavirus (CoVID-19) pandemic, we are offering reduced immunization services including:
- Clients will be seen by appointment only. For an appointment, please call our office at 410-396-4454, Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You may also schedule your own appointment through CDC's VAMS system.
- Whenever possible, registration, including the collection of vaccination records and insurance cards, will be completed in advance when the client/parent schedules their appointment.
- Clients and their parents/guardians will need to be wearing face coverings at all times.
- Clients and their parents/guardians will be screened for temperature and CoVID-19 symptoms. Clients having a temperature and/or CoVID-19 symptoms will be rescheduled.
- Please respect social distancing.
*** Our T.I.K.E. immunization clinics are offering free Coronavirus (CoVID-19) vaccinations to children, adolescents and adults who are least 6 months old. CoVID-19 vaccination TIKE clinics will be held at our Eastern Health District (1200 E Fayette St - 21202) on Fridays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome. Please see the attached TIKE CoVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedule for September 2023.
The FDA and CDC immunization committees have approved a new version of the mRNA CoVID-19 vaccine that targets the strains of the virus that are currently circulating. Our T.I.K.E. clinic will again offer free CoVID-19 vaccine once the new version has been shipped to us in early to mid- October.
The Baltimore City Health Department’s Immunization Program offers services to help prevent vaccine-preventable disease, conduct disease surveillance, and provide and monitor immunization-related health education and community outreach.
- Free T.I.K.E. Clinics to those children and adolescents who qualify. No adult immunizations are available at this time. Please see the attached TIKE Non COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedule for September 2023.
- 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, September 21st from 10:00am - 2:00pm.
Lead testing at these TIKE clinics is done for children 9 months to 6 years. Testing is free. Clients will be seen on a walk-in, first come first service basis up to twenty children per day. For more information about lead testing including other locations where you can take you child to be tested, please contact BCHD's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program at (443) 984-2460.
The Baltimore City Health Department's Immunization Program is located at the Eastern Health District at 1200 E Fayette St - 21202 on the northeast corner of Fayette St & Aisquith St.
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 by appointment only. To make your appointment please call our office at 410-396-4454. You may also schedule your own appointment through CDC's VAMS system. Please see the attached TIKE Non COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Schedule for September 2023.
- What immunizations are recommended? [CDC Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule 2023] [CDC Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule 2023]
- 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 records to be enrolled in licensed daycare 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 2023-2024]
- 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 Maryland's "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 para sus niños"]
- 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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