Free & Cheap Kids’ 2012 Immunizations in Houston, July & August
Vicki Powers on
July 25, 2012
It’s not too early to start thinking about any immunizations your child needs to start school in August. Take advantage of free immunizations for kids ages 6 months to age 18, thanks to the the Harris County Hospital District’s Troubleshooters Mobile Unit. Parents need to bring their child’s shot record to get immunized.
Remaining July dates are listed below. Hours are 9 am – 1 pm unless listed otherwise. Check out Harris County Hospital District’s schedule for August online here.
- July 25, Community Family Center, 7524 Ave. E, 77012
- July 26, Willow Creek Community Center, 7575 Office City, 77012
- July 27, MAM, 1625 Blalock, 77080
- July 28, Greenspoint Mall, 12300 North Freeway, 77060, 10 am – 2 pm
- July 30-31, Ross Sterling HS, 300 W. Baker, Baytown, 77521, 9 am – noon
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van offers free immunizations and health screenings to children age birth to 18 years at neighborhood schools and churches. Watch online for future dates.
The Vaccine Clinic offers $10 immunizations per child (not per shot) for children from birth to 18 years. Five locations in Houston on Airline Drive (two), S. Braeswood Blvd., High Star, and Wiggins St. in Jacinto City. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome.
Katy ISD offers its own information sheet for free and cheap immunizations thanks to Christus Mobile Clinic, Breath of Life Children’s Center Clinic, Katy ISD campus locations, Harris County Hospital District locations and more. Find all the dates and locations online here for West Houston residents.
More info on the meningitis vaccine: The meningitis vaccine is now a requirement for students age 29 and younger who attend college. Unfortunately, the state’s $15 meningitis vaccines ended in mid-February for the uninsured or underinsured. But students age 18 and under can still qualify for the discounted vaccine as part of the Vaccines for Children program. According to a recent Chronicle article, prices for the meningitis vaccine can range from $133 at Walgreens to $180 at CVS.