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Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Collaboration With Baltimore City Health Department & Johns Hopkins Medicine

Port Discovery Children’s Museum to Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Individuals Ages 5 and Older & Wellness Events in Collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins MedicineParticipants who receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster at Port Discovery Children’s Museum or at select Baltimore City Health Department vaccination sites will gain free admission to Port Discovery Children’s Museum. 

Baltimore, MD (January 27, 2022) – On Saturday, February 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10 AM – 3 PM, members of the public ages 5 and up, who are not yet fully vaccinated, are invited to receive their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or booster doses at Port Discovery’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics. The indoor vaccination clinics are being offered in collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Clinical providers and vaccination staff members from Johns Hopkins Medicine will be onsite at every clinic to answer questions. In addition, each person that receives a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the Port Discovery COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will receive a ticket voucher good for free admission* to Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Vaccines and free ticket vouchers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, and can be used the same day or used for future use through June 30, 2022.  

Individuals can learn more at www.PortDiscovery.org/VaxClinics and may schedule their 1st and 2nd dose COVID Vaccine Appointment at https://covax.baltimorecity.gov/en-US/. Use the drop-down menu to select the day and site of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic you’d like to use.  You can also call the COVID-19 Call Center at (443) 984-8650. For booster doses, no appointments are needed. 

Advance appointments for 1st and 2nd doses are suggested but not required. Walk-up appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals ages 12 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination or a booster. Booster are available to individuals who received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at least five months ago, or a Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago.  

A parent or guardian must accompany any person under the age of 18 to the vaccine clinic and sign the COVID-19 vaccine consent form. Children ages 5 to 17 who do not have a signed consent form will not receive the COVID-19 vaccine or booster. Vaccination is free. Please do not attend if you feel sick or have been in close contact with someone with COVID within the past 14 days. Participants should register at https://covax.baltimorecity.gov/en-US/ and use the drop down menu to select the day and site of the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic they’d like to use.   

Wellness Saturdays 

In addition to hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Saturdays in February 2022, Port Discovery Children’s Museum will be offering Wellness Saturday events on February 5, 12, 19, and 26 featuring programs, activities, and information to help children and families explore healthy habits. Programs and activities will vary by day and include opportunities to discuss health and wellness concerns with a Johns Hopkins Medicine pediatrician, explore dance, movement, and mindfulness for children, and more. Visitors are encouraged to visit PortDiscovery.org/Wellness-Saturdays to check the schedule for details on what activities will be available on the date of their visit. 

Free Port Discovery Tickets at Select Baltimore City Health Department Vaccine Clinics 

Port Discovery is also partnering with the Baltimore City Health Department to encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters Doses at select Baltimore City Vaccination Clinics. Up to 5,000 free tickets to play at Port Discovery will be available via the Baltimore City Vaccination Clinics to individuals receiving their vaccines. Tickets will be distributed at the discretion of the Baltimore City Health Department and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. For more information and to register for the Baltimore City Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, visit https://covax.baltimorecity.gov/en-US/

“We are excited to collaborate with health experts from Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins Medicine to provide easy and free access to COVID-19 vaccines and boosters and help our community continue to push back against the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carter Arnot Polakoff, President & CEO of Port Discovery Children’s Museum. “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.” For more information, visit www.PortDiscovery.org/VaxClinics. 

What:  FREE Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Each person that receives a vaccine or booster will receive a ticket voucher good for free admission to Port Discovery Children’s Museum (while supplies last).  

When: 

Where:  

  • Port Discovery COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics to be offered at Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD 21202 
  • To find and register for other Baltimore City Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics, visit https://covax.baltimorecity.gov/en-US/ 

Who is eligible: 

  • Children ages 5–11 can receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 
  • People ages 12 and older can receive a COVID-19 vaccination or a booster. To receive a boosters, individuals must have received a second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at least five months ago, or received the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago. 
  • Individuals ages 5 -17 must have a parent or guardian come with them to the vaccination clinic and sign a consent form.  

 *Some restrictions apply. Vouchers may be used the same day or saved for future use. Vouchers will be valid for use through June 30, 2022.  

About Port Discovery Children’s MuseumAs the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Our play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers 3 floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top Children’s Museums in the United States. To learn more, visit www.portdiscovery.org. 

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