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Health District to host Back-to-School Immunizations Clinic

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Getting ready to go back to school often means more than just new clothes and a fresh batch of pens, pencils and paper. For many, it is also the time to get up-to-date on required vaccinations. The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District is taking steps to help make the latter happen before school bells begin to ring for the Corpus Christi ISD next week.

A walk-in clinic will be held Saturday, August 26th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Health Department (1702 Horne Rd.).

The clinic is open to school-aged children (4-18 yrs.) who meet the Texas Vaccine for Children eligibility requirements, which include:

  • Being currently enrolled in Medicaid;
  • Being an American Indian or an Alaskan Native;
  • Does not have health insurance
  • Is underinsured, meaning you have commercial (private) health insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines, or insurance covers only selected vaccines (TVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only).

The clinic is not accepting CHIPS at this time.

Parents or Guardians should bring their own ID, along with the child's immunization record and current Medicaid card.

The cost is $10 per vaccine (no more than $30 per child).

While supplies last, free backpacks with school supplies will be provided for students getting vaccinated. There will also be free ice cream and popcorn.

For more information call (361) 826-7238 or click HERE.

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