SJ’s Children’s Discovery Museum offers free passes for clients vaccinated at the clinic – NBC Bay Area


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The Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department will co-host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sunday, providing free access to the museum for families who get vaccinated.

The clinic will be open to residents aged 5 years and older for those who need their initial round of immunizations and for adults looking for a booster dose of vaccine. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will all be available.

Each family that has a vaccinated child or adult at the clinic will receive a museum pass for up to eight guests. Passes for museums will be valid for up to six months after the date of the clinic.

The museum plans to offer a second clinic on January 23, along with at least two more before spring.

“Parents have a lot to do and we want to help them,” said Marilee Jennings, CEO of the museum. “These clinics provide a two-store stop for busy parents – they can get their child immunized and also enjoy a visit to the museum.”

The museum and county are conducting specific outreach activities with Medicaid program participants in Medi-Cal, Calif., Ahead of the clinic.

While 91.8 percent of Santa Clara County residents aged 12 and older have completed their initial round of immunizations, only 63 percent of County Medi-Cal members aged 12 and older have.

Vaccines will be administered without an appointment and on a first come, first served basis during the clinic, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A caregiver aged 13 or over is required to accompany children under 12 who are vaccinated at the clinic. Proof of immigration and insurance will not be required.

Information on the clinic and obtaining museum passes to get vaccinated can be found at cdm.org/vaccination.

General information about the vaccine is available at covid19.sccgov.org.

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