SPOKANE, Wash. -- Several health groups in the region partnered up to hold several free immunization clinics throughout September and October. They are focused on providing free vaccines for children and whooping cough shots for adults.
Spokane Regional Health District along with Group Health Foundation, Providence Health & Services, and Washington State University College of Nursing will hold the clinics at the following locations:
- North Pines Middle School on September 24 from 5:00pm-7:00pm *
- Group Health Riverfront Medical Center on September 28 from 9:00am-12:00pm
- Sunset School Health Center on October 3 from 9:00am-12:00pm *
- Providence Medical Group Urgent Care-South Division on October 5 from 9:00am-12:00pm
- Providence Medical Group Urgent Care-Hawthorne on October 12 from 9:00am-12:00pm
Whooping cough shots will be offered at all locations and all childrens vaccines will be given at locations with an asterisk (*). All vaccinations are free.
The clinics are being offered as part of a campaign to educate pregnant women and parents about the risks of whooping cough and the need to protect themselves and their families.
The whooping cough vaccine is recommended for parents and siblings of young children and any caregiver who has routine contact with young children. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend a pregnant woman to receive the whooping cough vaccine between 27 and 36 weeks of every pregnancy to protect their newborn from disease.