Monday, August 3, 2015

Area Groups Offer Free/Low Cost Child 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). All Spring Branch ISD students need to be current on all required vaccines to enroll and to continue enrollment. Vaccines protect our youths from numerous preventable diseases.

Under the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program, the following groups of children are eligible to receive free vaccines: uninsured or underinsured children (vaccines not covered at 100 percent); children who are covered by CHIP; children who are Native American and/or of Native Alaskan heritage; and children who are on Medicaid.

A child’s parent or a legal guardian must accompany children for vaccinations. The student’s immunization record or a request from a school nurse is also needed.

To learn more details, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) website located at

Free Childhood Immunizations

  • Ninth Annual Back to School Health Fair
Spring Branch Family Development Center
8575 Pitner, Houston TX 77080
Saturday, Aug. 22, 8 a.m. until noon
Phone: 713-996-8781

For this annual event, families must bring their child’s immunization record or a request from a school nurse. Free school supplies will be distributed and adult health screenings conducted. Please visit for details. The annual health fair is made possible through generous and ongoing support by area sponsors.
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center
8575 Pitner Road, Houston TX 77080
Aug. 29 9 a.m. until noon
Phone: 713-462-6545
Please call for additional information.
  • Spring Woods High School
2045 Gessner (Bus Circle Entrance) Houston, TX 77080
Tuesdays from 4-6:30 p.m. on these dates only: Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10
  • St. Thomas Presbyterian Church
14100 Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77079
Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. on these dates only: Aug. 18 and Oct. 20
  • Memorial Assistance Ministries
1625 Blalock, Houston TX 77080
Aug. 26, 3-6:30 p.m. only, and Sept. 23 and Oct. 28
Phone: 713-468-4516

Low Cost Vaccines & Child Immunizations

Low cost vaccines/immunizations may be obtained at the following announced locations:

Blalock Medical Center
1304 Blalock, Houston TX 77055
Phone: 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 is $10 for child 18 years and younger;
Meningitis vaccine for student 19 years or older is $95

Doctors Clinic Houston/Viviane Nguyen, NP-C
14770 Memorial Drive, Ste. 100, Houston TX 77079 
Phone: 281-496-7333.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Vaccine is $22 for child 18 years old or younger who is self-pay or on Medicaid.

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


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