Many communicable diseases among children are preventable. However, fewer than half the children in Texas receive the immunizations they need by age two.
If not protected against the illnesses these immunizations will prevent, children can develop life-threatening medical conditions including brain damage, deafness, pneumonia, and seizures. Some diseases, like Rubella, can be spread to pregnant women and cause miscarriage or birth defects. Adult diseases that used to be common can now be prevented with immunizations.
All services are available to children who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients. Services are also available to uninsured adults.
Services are by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 512-972-5520. The clinics are now also open Monday evenings until 6:45 pm.
Walk-in clinics are available one Saturday a month and do not require an appointment. At the Far South Austin clinic, it is the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the North Austin St. John Clinic, it is the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m
Far South Austin clinic, 405 West Stassney, Austin, 78745
North Austin St. John clinic, 7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin, 78752
Children: $10 per dose of vaccine. Adults: $25 per dose of vaccine. Shot Records: $5. No one is refused services if they are unable to pay.
Flu shots are available for uninsured Travis County residents six months of age or older. Flu shots are free for all Medicare recipients (please bring card). Flu shots are available at the Shots for Tots and Big Shots clinics from September through June. For an appointment, call 512-972-5520.
Shot records are available at clinic locations for anyone who received their immunizations at public health clinics in Austin and Travis County, including Shots for Tots and Big Shots. Note that shot records may not be available for immunizations given at private physicians' offices. For more information, call 512-972-5520.
ImmTrac remembers which vaccines you've had, when you can't. This no-cost service provided by the State of Texas safely stores immunization records in one electronic system. Stay on track -- register today.