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

The San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum 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 getting vaccinated.

The clinic will be open to residents ages 5 and up for those who need their initial vaccination series and for adults who want a booster dose. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will all be available.

Each family that has a child or adult vaccinated at the clinic will receive a museum pass for up to eight people. Museum passes will be valid for up to six months after the clinic date.

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

“Parents have a lot to do and we want to help them,” said Marilee Jennings, the museum’s chief executive. “These clinics offer a two-store stop for busy parents – they can get their child vaccinated and also enjoy a visit to the museum.”

The museum and the county are conducting specific outreach activities with Medi-Cal, California Medicaid program participants prior to the clinic.

While 91.8% of Santa Clara County residents age 12 and older have completed their initial round of vaccinations, only 63% of county Medi-Cal members age 12 and older have done so.

Vaccinations will be administered walk-in 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 carer aged 13 or over must accompany children under 12 who are being vaccinated at the clinic. Proof of immigration and insurance will not be required.

Information about the clinic and obtaining passes to get vaccinated is available at cdm.org/vaccination.

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