San Marcos Mercury | Local News from San Marcos and Hays County, Texas

August 4th, 2009
County offers free immunizations

STAFF REPORTThe Hays County Personal Health Department (PHD) will offer free immunizations at both of its clinics the week of Aug. 10-14. The PHD is sponsoring special back-to-school immunization clinics to help students get ready for school.

Parents should bring their child’s immunization record. If the child is in the Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), parents should bring their authorization card.

Free Immunization Clinic Schedule for Aug 10-14

Kyle Clinic, 150 Lockhart Street

Monday, Aug. 10: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 11: – 8a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

San Marcos Clinic 401-A Broadway

Monday, Aug. 10: – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 11: – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 12: – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 13: – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 14: – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

New school immunizations may be required by the Texas Department of Health before students may attend school. The new requirements primarily affect kindergarten and seventh grade students. More information on the new requirements can be found at www.smcisd.net or from District Nurse Dyanna Eastwood (512) 393-6862.

Hays County PHD also regularly offers immunizations for a flat $10 fee, regardless of the number of immunizations needed. The San Marcos and Kyle Clinics offer these immunizations on Mondays from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. and on Tuesdays from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

On the first Thursday of every month, the $10 immunizations are available at the Hays County Precinct 4 Building, 195 Roger Hanks Parkway, Dripping Springs.

Hays County PHD also offers immunization to adults age 19 and older for $25, regardless of the number of vaccines used. The Shingles vaccine is an exception, costing $50.

No one, however, will be turned away due to an inability to pay.

 

 


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