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DHD Teams up with Health Alliance Plan for Pediatric Immunization/Lead Testing Clinic

This release is from the City of Detroit. Read more here

Young Detroiters can get up-to-date on childhood immunizations and undergo lead testing this Saturday at a Detroit Health Department wellness clinic.

All children who attend can enter a drawing for one of two free bicycles and one tablet that will be given away thanks to a donation from Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Also, the first 200 children who attend will get a free basketball, courtesy of HAP.

The DHD clinic takes place 10 AM – 4 PM this Saturday, April 23rd, at Adams Butzel Recreation Complex (10500 Lyndon Street). Detroit Health Department nurses will provide immunizations to children ages 5-17, including COVID-19 (and boosters if they are eligible) and lead screening for children. The clinic is the first of six pediatric wellness Saturday clinics that will be offered throughout the summer at locations around the City.

HAP will give away basketballs to the first 200 children who attend the clinic this Saturday, April 23rd starting at 10 AM at Adams Butzel Recreation Complex. Plus, all children at the Saturday clinic will have their names entered into a drawing to win one of two new Huffy Kent bicycles (one girl style and one boy style) with an accompanying new safety helmet. The HAP drawing will also give away one tablet. The HAP drawing for the two bicycles and tablet will take place at 4 PM. Winners need not be present.

“I encourage all caregivers to bring young Detroiters in their care to one of our Saturday pediatric wellness clinics this summer to keep their children up-to-date with free immunizations and testing for lead exposure,” said Denise Fair Razo, Chief Public Health Officer. “Vaccines and lead screening are vital to keeping our youngest Detroiters safe from many serious illnesses, including COVID-19, so they can stay healthy and grow up strong. Thank you to our partners at HAP for their generous donation, which will make the day fun and exciting for everyone.”

“Team HAP is proud to partner with the Detroit Health Department to bring Detroit children up-to-date on immunizations and free lead testing,” said Chip Tischer, Director of Community Outreach & Strategic Partnerships at HAP. “We are giving away basketballs, two bicycles, and a tablet to make it fun for Detroit children and we look forward to working together on upcoming pediatric health clinics with DHD.”

Free childhood immunizations and lead screenings will be provided by the Detroit Health Department at all six pediatric Saturday health clinics at locations across the City throughout the summer:

Adams Butzel Recreation Complex, 10500 Lyndon Street
Saturday, April 23
10AM – 4 PM

Farwell Rec Center, 2711 Outer Drive East
Saturday, May 21
10AM – 2 PM

Patton Rec Center, 2301 Woodmere Street
Saturday, June 25
10AM – 2 PM

Crowell Rec Center, 16630 Lahser Drive
Saturday, July 23
10AM – 2 PM

Butzel Family Recreation Center, 7737 Kercheval Street
Saturday, August 20
10AM – 2 PM

Kemeny Rec Center, 2260 South Fort Street
Saturday, August 27
10AM – 2 PM

For further information, visit www.detroitmi.gov/health

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