School Vaccinations Available for Kids and Adults

Aug. 1, 2018

  • WHAT: Tarrant County children can get low-cost vaccinations in preparation for school, and to prevent harmful and potentially deadly diseases. The Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) and Texas Medical Association’s (TMA’s) Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program will join efforts to provide vaccinations to local kids.
  • WHEN: Aug. 4-31, 2018
  • WHERE: Arlington, Bedford, Fort Worth, and White Settlement (See schedule below.)
  • WHO: ICTC members and volunteers  

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to make sure children’s vaccinations are up to date before school.

ICTC will provide Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) low-cost vaccinations ($8 for one shot and $24 for three or more shots per child) for children who have no health insurance, are underinsured (insurance coverage with a cap on vaccines), or are covered by the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Medicaid. Cash, check, CHIP, and Medicaid are accepted as payment. Children who have health insurance that covers vaccines should see their physician. 

Adult Safety Net Program vaccines for adults (19 years and older) with no health insurance will be available for a $25 fee per vaccine. 

ICTC is made up of individuals, agencies and organizations, public and private, committed to eradicating vaccine-preventable childhood diseases in Tarrant County. ICTC projects directly improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and adults through low-cost immunization eventsand community education about the importance of childhood immunizations. 

ICTC collaborates with TMA’s Be Wise ― Immunize program, which has given more than 340,000 shots to Texas children, adolescents, and adults since the program began in 2004. Funding for Be Wise — Immunize is provided in 2018 by the TMA Foundation thanks to generous support from H-E-B, TMF Health Quality Institute, Pfizer Inc., and gifts from physicians and their families.  

Below is a schedule of vaccination events in the Fort Worth area.  

ICTC Schedule: August 2018

Date Event

Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor Location and Time

Date: 8/4
Event: North Texas Wellness Fair (open to the public; sponsored vaccines for eligible children 0-18 years old) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) (Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance is a member.)
Location and Time: Education Service Center-Region 11, 1451 S. Cherry Ln., White Settlement, 8 am-1 pm

Date: 8/6
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: 6 Stones-Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd. (look for yellow Be Wise —Immunize sign on door), Bedford, Noon-6 pm

Date: 8/7; 8/8; 8/10
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: 6 Stones-Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd. (look for yellow Be Wise —Immunize sign on door), Bedford, 9 am-6 pm

Date: 8/9
Event: Tarrant County Back to School Roundup (sponsored vaccines for eligible children) [Please bring immunization record.] Participants must be preregistered. Visit: www.backtoschoolroundup.org.  
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, 8 am-2 pm

Date: 8/13
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; low-cost vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: Family Life Gym, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, Noon-6 pm

Date: 8/14-17
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: Family Life Gym, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, 9 am-6 pm

Date: 8/18
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: Family Life Gym, 1601 N. Davis Dr. (corner North Davis and Road to Six Flags Dr.), Arlington, 9 am-2 pm

Date: 8/20-24
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Suite 1740 (access from parking lot entrance only). Go right from theater entrance facing lower level mall from I-35. The suite is between Kids for Less (yellow school uniforms sign) and BabiloNia, Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm

Date: 8/25
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Suite 1740 (access from parking lot entrance only). Go right from theater entrance facing lower level mall from I-35. The suite is between Kids for Less (yellow school uniforms sign) and BabiloNia, Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm

Date: 8/27-31
Event: Back to School Vaccinations (open to the public; vaccines for eligible children and adults) [Please bring immunization record.]
Local Be Wise — Immunize Sponsor: ICTC
Location and Time: La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Frwy., Suite 1740 (access from parking lot entrance only). Go right from theater entrance facing lower level mall from I-35. The suite is between Kids for Less (yellow school uniforms sign) and BabiloNia, Fort Worth, 9 am-6 pm

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August 03, 2018