The Community Health Center will offer walk-in immunizations for uninsured school children Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m.
“We normally receive many children here the first day of school who have not received the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended immunizations,” Veronica Sanchez, LVN, breast and cervical cancer screening case manager. “We’re dedicating these two days to help uninsured school children receive immunizations prior to the first day of school.”
Ms. Sanchez said the CDC recently asked that all seventh graders receive the following immunizations: TDAP, a second dose of the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine and the meningococcal vaccine.
Immunizations will be free for children covered by CHIP or Medicaid, and others will be charged a $5 fee for each immunization.
“Just walk in,” Ms. Sanchez said. “Have your shot record and any school paperwork.”
The Texas Department of State Health Services does accept requests for immunization exemption by reason of conscience, and forms used to make the request can be found on their website, www.dshs.state.tx.us.
The Community Health Center is located at 140 Industrial Loop, Suite 2, next to the Good Samaritan Center. The phone number is (830) 992- 2593.