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332 W. Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78205
New Location: Frank Garrett Community Center · 1226 NW 18th Street
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday
Phone Number: 210.207-8894
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program offers free vaccines to patients 0-18 years of age and who meet one of the following criteria:
Immunization Schedules · School & Child-Care Facility Requirements
Providers can charge a vaccine administration fee to patients that are Uninsured, Underinsured, and American Indian or Alaskan Native by requesting the fee at the time of service, which cannot exceed $22.00 per dose. By joining the VFC Program providers agree not to turn VFC eligible children away for immunizations if the parent/guardian cannot pay the administrative fee. When the family cannot pay the administrative fee, the fee is waived and recommended vaccines are provided.
Phone: 210.207.3974 ·
Helpful TVFC forms and documents for providers of childhood immunizations.
To reduce the risk of illness, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District recommends the following immunizations for adults
Influenza (Flu): One dose yearly for all adults, especially persons 50 years and older. Recommendation may change yearly depending on availability of vaccine.
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia): Vaccinate all adults aged 65 years and older; adults younger than age 65 years with chronic lung disease, chronic cardiovascular diseases; diabetes; chronic renal failure; nephrotic syndrome; chronic liver disease (including cirrhosis); alcoholism; cochlear implants; cerebrospinal fluid leaks; immune-compromising conditions; and functional or anatomic asplenia; residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities; and adults who smoke cigarettes.
Revaccination with PPSV23: One-time revaccination 5 years after the first dose is recommended for persons aged 19 through 64 years with chronic renal failure or nephrotic syndrome; functional or anatomic asplenia (e.g., sickle cell disease or splenectomy); and for persons with immune-compromising conditions. Persons who received 1 or 2 doses of PPSV23 before age 65 years for any indication should receive another dose of the vaccine at age 65 years or later if at least 5 years have passed since their previous dose. No further doses are needed for persons vaccinated with PPSV23 at or after age 65 years.
Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td): Booster every 10 years for all adults.
Hepatitis A (Hep A): Two doses at least 6 months apart for adults at-risk.
Hepatitis B (Hep B): Three doses (begin first dose/second dose 1 month later/third dose 5 months after second dose) for adults at-risk.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): One dose recommended for adults born in 1957 or later if that person was not previously immunized. (Second dose is required in some work and all school settings.)
Varicella (Chickenpox): Two doses given 4 weeks apart are recommended for persons 13 and older who have not had chickenpox.
Meningococcal (Meningitis): Two meningococcal vaccines are available in the United States: 1) Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) for adults 56 years and above, and; 2) Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for adults through age 55. Both vaccines can prevent four strains of meningococcal disease, including 2 of the 3 types most common in the United States and a type that causes epidemics in Africa. Revaccination after 5 years might be indicated for adults previously vaccinated with MPSV4 who remain at high risk for infection (e.g., persons residing in areas in which disease is epidemic).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that pre-teens get several vaccines at their 11 or 12-year old check-up.
School Requirements · College Requirements
These vaccines prevent serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. As kids get older, protection provided by some childhood vaccines can begin to wear off. Kids can also develop risks for more diseases as they get older. Doctors recommend that all
If your child did not get these vaccines at age 11 or 12, parents are encouraged to check with your child’s health care provider or clinic about the availability of these important vaccines. For more information, visit the CDC website.
If you’ve just learned that you have Hepatitis B and are planning to have a child the Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PHBPP) is here to help protect your baby and others from Hepatitis B.
The program provides case management for mothers who test positive for Hepatitis B at the time of delivery and their infants, to stop the transmission of the disease.
If you have any questions, contact your Healthcare Provider or the PHBPP at 210.207.2088.
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