Free vaccines are available through the Houston Care Van Program. A parent must accompany the student. Vaccines are available free for newborns through 18 years of age. Please bring most complete immunization or shot records with you. Go to the following locations for January, 2017
January 10 4:00-6:30 pm Spring Woods High School, 2045 Gessner Road
January 17 4:00-6:30 pm St. Thomas Presbyterian, 14100 Memorial Drive
January 25 4:00-6:30 pm Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) 1625 Blalock
Low Cost Vaccines
Low cost vaccines are available at the following locations:
Blalock Medical Center: 1304 Blalock, Houston, TX 713-461-4171. M-F 9 am- 6 pm Sat 9 am- 12:30 pm, $10 ea.
Neighborhood Minor Care Clinic: 2036 Antoine 713-686-5579. M-F 8 am- 6 pm, Sat 8 am- 12 pm. $15 ea 18 years old and younger. Meningitis vaccine 19 years or older $80.
Doctors Clinic Houston/Viviane Nguyen, NP-C: 14770 Memorial Dr Ste 100 Houston, TX 77079. 281-496-7333. $22.06 ea 18 years old or younger.
Spring Branch Community Health Center: 1615 Hillendahl Blvd, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77055 Phone: 713.462.6565 Fax: 713.462.6581 Call for information.
Meningitis Vaccine Recommended for Seniors Attending College
Are you a Senior with plans of attending College next fall? You may need to get some shots before you go. Many colleges require a Meningitis shot along with updated Tetanus (Tdap) and Measles. Check with your medical provider. The following information is provided to you so you may decide if you want to get this vaccine. If you have any questions, please call the clinic at 713-251-3125.
Who should get Meningitis vaccine?
A dose of MCV4 is recommended for children and adolescents 11 through 18 years of age. This dose is normally given during the routine pre-adolescent immunization visit (at 11-12 years). Students in grades 7 through 11 for 2016-2017 school year are required to have this vaccine in order to attend school. Meningococcal vaccine is also recommended for other people at increased risk for meningococcal disease in particular, College freshmen living in dormitories.
Where you can get the vaccine
MCV4 is available at most doctor offices, public health clinics, and other locations where immunizations are provided. The vaccine is generally free to students under age 18. For more information, contact your family doctor or pediatrician, your school nurse, or your local health department.