HOUSTON – The school is just around the corner. In preparation for the school year, districts and organizations have started announcing vaccination clinics. Many will host clinics for the standard vaccinations required and others will also add COVID-19 vaccines to their list of vaccines available at the clinic.
Here’s what you need to know:
Alief ISD event
Memorial Hermann works with Alief ISD for two free vaccination clinics. The training courses take place on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Training takes place on Fridays at Killough Middle School and on Saturdays at the Alief Center for Talent Development. According to Memorial Hermann, they are offering both the first and second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at these events. People aged 12 and over are entitled to free vaccinations. Anyone between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult to their vaccination appointment. These minors do not need to show identification to receive the vaccine, but their parents / legal guardians do. These are running events. No registration is required.
Chambers County’s public health event
Chambers County’s Public Health Office will host a vaccination event for children who must receive their mandatory vaccines before the 2021-2022 school year. According to a press release, the vaccines include hepatitis, DTap and varicella vaccines. The vaccines are inexpensive and provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program. To be vaccinated in the clinic, children under the age of 18 must meet ONE of the following requirements:
Enrolled or Eligible for Medicaid
Be a Native American or Native Alaskan (per 25 USC 1603)
You have commercial (personal) health insurance, but the insurance does not include vaccines
Being a child whose insurance only covers selected vaccines (TVFC eligible for uncovered vaccines only)
Have Medicaid as secondary insurance (Medicaid-eligible)
You are entitled to TVFC vaccines and must NOT be refused the vaccine. CHIPS insurance is not accepted
Vaccines are delivered to all three CCPH health clinics on a rotating schedule. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Anahuac Clinic (409-267-2731) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and then from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays at the Winnie Clinic (409-267-2651) from 8:00 a.m. by 11:30 a.m., then from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursdays on 10616 Eagle Drive (409-267-2619) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., then from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments are made are strongly recommended. Those interested can call the location of their choice to arrange a viewing.
UTHealth back-to-school event
Several state officials are partnering with UTHealth and UT Physicians to host a back-to-school vaccine clinic on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will provide vaccinations for the upcoming school year as well as the Pfizer vaccine. According to a press release, the free clinic will take place at the Jensen Clinic at 2620 E. Crosstimbers St., Suite 100. The clinic will “encourage parents and carers to stay up to date on the vaccinations recommended by pediatricians for their children. “Anyone aged 12 and over can be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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