Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Area Groups Offer Free or Low Cost Student Immunizations

Several Spring Branch area organizations are offering free or reduced cost immunizations for students up to 18 years old who meet qualifying criteria. (See details below).

A child’s parent or legal guardian must accompany children for vaccinations. An immunization record or school nurse request is also needed. SBISD students must be current on all required vaccines to enroll and to continue enrollment.

To learn more, please review the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) website at

Free Childhood Immunizations
  • Annual Back to School Health Fair Spring Branch Family Development Center 8575 Pitner Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 a.m. until noon
For this event, families must bring their child’s shot records or a request from the school nurse. Free school supplies will be distributed and adult health screenings conducted during this annual event.
Call the center at 713-996-8781 or visit for details.

This health fair is made possible through generous support of our area sponsors.
  • Spring Woods High School 2045 Gessner (Bus Circle Entrance) Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. on these dates only: Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and Nov. 12
  • St. Thomas Presbyterian Church 14100 Memorial Drive Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. on these dates only: Aug. 20 and Nov. 19
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries 1625 Blalock, Houston Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. on these dates only: Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23 Phone: 713-468-4516
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center (Two Locations) 8575 Pitner Road Aug. 3, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; Aug. 6 & 13, 4-8 p.m.; and Aug. 8 & 15, 4-8 p.m. Phone: 713-462-6545 1615 Hillendahl, Suite #100 Aug. 5 & 12, 4-8 p.m.; also Aug. 7 & 14, 4-8 p.m. Phone: 713-462-6565
Free Immunization Qualifying Criteria:
Children must be 18 years or under, have CHIP or Medicaid qualification, be uninsured, have insurance that does not cover 100 percent for vaccines, or be American or Alaskan Indian.

Low Cost Vaccines & Immunizations Low cost vaccines may be obtained at these locations:

Blalock Medical Center/Dr. R. Wilkerson, 1304 Blalock Call: 713-461-4171. Hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Vaccine cost is $10 each for children up to 18 years old.

Neighborhood Minor Care Clinic, 3036 Antoine Drive. Call 713-686-5579. Hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Vaccine cost is $30 for first office visit; $15 vaccine cost for all vaccines needed for children up to 18 years old; Meningitis vaccine costs $80 for adults 19 years and older.

Travelvax/Vax-A-Nation, 14655 Northwest Freeway (Highway 290) Call: 832-460-9003. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vaccine cost is $14 for one, $20 for two, or $25 for three or more vaccines.

Note: While the SBISD Health Services Department strives to provide information that is as accurate as possible, the department makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the providers listed above.

More information can be found on the SBISD Back to School website.


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