Parents: Get Children’s Back-to-School Immunizations for Free

The start of the new school year is just around the corner, and one of the things all students need to have is up-to-date immunizations.

Which immunizations are required for your child? Visit the Heath & Medical Services Departments’ website for the lists.

Here’s some good news: Your child can get back-to-school immunizations for free. Here’s where and when you can get them in Houston. Parents must accompany their child and have their child’s immunization records in order to qualify.

Friday, Aug. 23:
1st Annual Healthy Start Fair at The Rusk School, 2805 Garrow St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free haircuts and basic health check-ups will also be available. Entertainment will include moonwalks, performances from cheerleaders, the Astros and more.

Tuesday, Aug. 27:
A.C. Taylor Health Clinic, 13940 Bonham St., from 1 to 3 p.m.
Bruce Elementary, 510 Jensen, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Robert Carrasco Health Clinic, 1115 Noble, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28:
Key Middle School, 4000 Kelly, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29:
Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz, from 5 to 7 p.m. (first 200 children only; no TB test or flu shots)

Visit the Harris Health System’s website for other dates and locations in the county. Visit Project Safety Net to search for locations near you.