Release Date: August 17, 2009
Contact: Christine Patmon, Metro Health Public Relations Manager, 207-8638
All Metro Health Immunization Services Offered at Freeman Coliseum on August 18
Metro Health immunization services will only be available at Freeman Coliseum on Tuesday, August 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All other immunization offices, including the main downtown clinic at 345 W. Commerce and Good Health at Goodwill at Loop 410 and Blanco, will be closed on this date.
The entire Immunization Division will be at the Coliseum for the department’s major immunization event geared towards students preparing for school. The usual immunization clinics will reopen on Wednesday, August 19.
Families planning to access services at the Coliseum should anticipate longer than normal wait times. To facilitate more efficient service, the following should accompany every child in need of an immunization:
Most recent shot record.
Valid or current Medicaid or CHIP information, cash or insurance information.
Letter from the school nurse (if received), indicating vaccinations needed.
Parents should also:
Tell staff about any medical condition or illness affecting your child.
Inform staff of any reaction to medications, food, or any vaccine your child has experienced.
Ask about the Tdap, meningococcal and HPV vaccines for college-bound students.
Immunization fees are as follows:
No fees for children who present a valid Medicaid or CHIP card.
Children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program will be charged a $10 administrative fee for each dose received.
For all other children, a $15 service fee will be charged per visit in addition to the full price of each vaccine received. If insured, parents will be responsible for filing a claim with their insurance company to request possible reimbursement for charges.
There will be a $5 charge for each immunization record requested.