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.
Flu shots are available for children six months of age or older who are uninsured and for uninsured adults and those on Medicare (please bring your 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.
For faster service, you can fill out the required forms in advance. Just print them, complete them, and bring them with you to your appointment.
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.
Store your Immunization Records in ImmTrac
ImmTrac remembers which vaccines you've had, when you can't. This free services safely stores your immunization records in one electronic system. If you are 18 or older, print out this form, fill it out, and bring it with you to your appointment.
Vaccines for Children (VFC) is a federal program that is administered by Austin Public Health. The program provides no-cost vaccines to doctors’ offices, clinics, and schools in Travis County.
VFC serves uninsured and other eligible children from birth to 18 years of age. The Adult Safety Net (ASN) aspect of the program serves uninsured adults 19 years of age and older. Every year, VFC/ASN participants in Travis County provide more than 230,000 vaccines to more than 90,000 people in our community.
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.
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