Through the ChildProtect program, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health offers free immunizations against childhood diseases to children from birth to age 18 in Lancaster County who are uninsured or who are enrolled in Medical Assistance. 

Recent national news reports have focused on the dangerous increase in measles outbreaks. Since Jan. 1, nearly 160 cases of measles have been confirmed in ten states across the U.S.  Although Pennsylvania has not had any confirmed cases in 2019, three of six outbreaks this year were in New York. Immunization is the most effective way to protect children and adolescents from harmful diseases, such as measles, mumps, polio, and pneumococcal disease.

To date, ChildProtect has provided over 162,000 immunizations to more than 72,000 children. ChildProtect is a free walk-in clinic, no appointment is necessary. Parents are asked only to bring up-to-date immunization records. 

The next free walk-in ChildProtect Clinic is scheduled:

Monday, March 18, 2019
10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Columbia Health Center
306 N. Seventh St.
Columbia, PA 17512

ChildProtect has additional clinic sites in Lancaster County, including Bart Township Fire Company and Garden Spot Fire Rescue. 
To learn more about the ChildProtect program and schedule, download this document

For more information contact Natalie Oster, Health Promotion Specialist, at 717-544-3807. 
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