Port Discovery Children’s Museum is giving away free tickets to children and families who get vaccinated or boosted at their Baltimore City clinics.
In collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the museum will offer free clinics at select locations, providing the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 and older from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday in February.
Participants will receive a voucher for free admission to the museum on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Up to 5,000 free tickets will be distributed. They can be redeemed on the same day or through June 30.
These efforts will help the community push back against COVID-19, says museum President and CEO Carter Arnot Polakoff, in a news release.
“With a significant part of our population being children, we’re especially thankful to serve as a community resource that can help in getting children vaccinated, while also providing them with opportunities to play, learn and enjoy time simply being a kid,” he adds.
Port Discovery will also be hosting Wellness Saturdays in February with programs; activities such as dance, movement and mindfulness for children; and information on healthy habits for families, including an opportunity to speak to a Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatrician.
Options vary each Saturday; visit PortDiscovery.org/Wellness-Saturdays to check the schedule before you go.
Advance appointments for first or second dose vaccinations at Port Discovery’s clinics are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted. Parents must accompany children ages 18 and younger and sign a consent form.
Select a date and clinic site at covax.baltimorecity.gov/en-US/ or call the COVID-19 Call Center at 443-984-8650. Visit PortDiscovery.org/VaxClinics for more information.
No appointments are necessary for boosters, which are available to children ages 12 and older if they have received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at least five months ago or the Jansen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago.
Please do not attend if you have sick or in close contact with someone COVID-19 positive within the past 14 days.