Free and Cheap Shots, Vaccines and Immunizations for Houston Children
The Harris County Hospital District’s Troubleshooters Program offers $3 vaccinations for children 2 months to 18 years of age at various spots around Houston, Pasadena, Channelview and Spring. Locations change each month. This month Troubleshooters is also offering $5 flu shot for children 6 months to 18.
For your child to get a vaccine, you must be present and have a copy of your child’s immunization record. All shots are given based on availability. Unless noted, all times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Troubleshooters March 2012 Schedule
- Friday, March 2, 2-5 p.m., South Houston Intermediate, 900 College Ave., South Houston 77587
- Monday, March 5, Woodson PK-8, 10720 Southview St., Houston 77047
- Tuesday, March 6, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, 6200 Winfield, Houston 77050
- Wednesday, March 7, The Fairground, 16205 Wood Dr., Channelview 77530
- Friday, March 9, Bammel Middle School, 16711 Ella Blvd., Houston 77090
- Tuesday, March 13, Neighborhood Center, 526 San Jacinto, La Porte 77571
- Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pasadena Mall, 171 Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena 77506
- Thursday, March 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., South Houston Library Branch, 607 Ave. A, South Houston 77587
- Friday, March 16, noon-4 p.m., Greenspoint Mall, 12300, N. Freeway, Houston 77060
- Monday, March 19, Kashmere High School, 6900 Wileyvale, Houston 77028
- Tuesday, March 20, Hill Intermediate, 2625 W. Mount Houston, Houston 77038
- Wednesday, March 21, C.E. King High School, 8540 C.E. King Parkway, Houston 77015
- Thursday, March 22, Willowcreek Community Center, 7575 Office City, Houston 77012
- Friday, March 23, Horace Mann Jr. High School, 310 S. Hwy 146, Baytown 77522
- Saturday, March 24, 8 a.m.-noon, Braeswood Assembly of God, 10611 Fondren, Houston 77096
- Monday, March 26, Klein Forest High School, 11400 Misty Valley, Houston 77066
- Tuesday, March 27, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, 6200 Winfield, Houston 77050
- Wednesday, March 28, The Fairground, 16205 Wood Dr., Channelview 77530
- Friday, March 29, Cy-Fair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Rd., Cypress 77429
Other Places for Free or Cheap Shots in Houston
BlueCross BlueShield Care Van
If your child needs to catch up on shots, look no further than your local fire station or school. The BlueCross BlueShield Care Van gives free childhood vaccinations to children (birth to 18 years) at many locations each month. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be sure to bring your child’s immunization records.
Texas Children’s Hospital
If you’re into the old-school ways or can’t read English, call Texas Children’s Immunization Help Line at 832-824-2061 for vaccine information by zip code. If you punch in your zip code, the line will give you events nearest you that offer free or inexpensive immunizations. You can also use the help line to hear information about vaccines appropriate for your child’s age. The information is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. You can also visit their web site.
The Vaccine Clinic
The Vaccine Clinic offers vaccines for $10 per child (without Medicaid), no matter how many shots are needed. The Vaccine Clinic also sometimes offers free immunizations on special occasions. Keep an eye on their web site for the freebies.
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