Editor’s note: See our page Free/Cheap Shots for Houston Children to find out where to find free and low-cost vaccines for your child this month.
No matter what part of town you live in, there’s a place nearby to get your child’s immunizations. Some places even offer free vaccinations.
Here are a few possible locations for kids’ shots — in addition to their regular pediatrician’s office, of course:
- Baylor Teen Clinics (six locations) – free for ages 13-21
- City of Houston Health Centers (nine locations)
- Troubleshooters Immunization Program (locations throughout Houston such as day care centers, Medicaid offices, pre-schools and public events)
If you don’t find a clinic near you listed here, check out the Houston Department of Health and Human Services Immunization Bureau VFC Provider Referral List (PDF).
Generally, for a child to get immunizations, a parent must be present and have the child’s shot record. The Baylor Teen Clinic is completely confidential for teens.
When you choose a location, call ahead to make sure they have the vaccines your child needs. Not all vaccines may be carried throughout the year or in all locations.
Other HealthyHoustonKids articles on immunization:
Tweens, teens need vaccines, too