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  • Immunization Program

    The Immunization Program at the City of Amarillo Department of Public Health works to reduce the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in Potter and Randall counties. We offer low- or no-cost vaccines to both children and adults.

    Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 am - 11:30 am & 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

          1st Thursday of each month: 8:00 am – 11:30 am & 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Immunizations are available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department (1000 Martin Rd) for all ages.

    TVFC eligibility includes the following individuals:

    Any child who meets just one of the eligibility criteria listed below and who is 18 years of age or younger qualifies for TVFC vaccine:

    • 1. enrolled in Medicaid, or
    • 2. Does not have health insurance, or
    • 3. Is an American Indian/Native Alaskan, or
    • 4. Is underinsured (has health insurance that does not pay for vaccines, has insurance that provides limited wellness or prevention coverage).

    Adults who have no health insurance qualify for Adult Safety Net vaccine.

    Price for vaccinations is $5 for one vaccine and $10 for two or more vaccines. Vaccines are offered at no charge for Medicaid clients. No child will be turned away for inability to pay for vaccination.

    Parents must bring a current copy of each child’s immunization record. All clinics are weather and staff permitting.

    Request for Records:

    In order to request an immunization record, immunizations must have been received from the City of Amarillo PHD. A records request must be filled out in person at the Health Department. There is no charge for records.

    Immunization Records Request Hours:

    Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 11:30 am & 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    For more vaccine information please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services at www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/vaccines

     

    back-to-school

    It’s that time of year again, back-to-school.  We encourage all of our residents in Potter and Randall counties to visit your medical home early so that your child can get the needed vaccines to return to school.  The back-to-school immunization clinics at City of Amarillo Department of Public Health officially start August 1st.  

     

    The hours will be as follows:

    • M-F:  8:00-11:30 & 1:00-4:30
    • Special back-to-school immunization clinics will be:
    • Thursday, Aug 7th 8:00-11:30 & 1:00-6:00
    • Wednesday Aug 20th  8:00-6:00
    • Thursday Aug  21st  8:00-6:00
    • Friday  Aug 22nd 8:00-5:00

    We encourage you to come in now for vaccines and not wait until August.

    Immunizations are available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department (1000 Martin Rd) for all ages.

    TVFC eligibility includes the following individuals:

    Any child who meets just one of the eligibility criteria listed below and who is 18 years of age or younger qualifies for TVFC vaccine:

    • Is enrolled in Medicaid, or
    • Does not have health insurance, or
    • Is an American Indian/Native Alaskan, or
    • Is underinsured (has health insurance that does not pay for vaccines, has      insurance that provides limited wellness or prevention coverage).

    Price for vaccinations is $5 for one vaccine and $10 for two or more vaccines. Vaccines are offered at no charge for Medicaid clients. No child will be turned away for inability to pay for vaccination.

    Parents must bring a current copy of each child’s immunization record.

    The child must accompany the legal guardian.

    If the parent or legal guardian is not present with the child, a signed release must be presented  authorizing the adult to consent to immunize the child. Consent must include the following:

    • The signature of parent, managing conservator, legal guardian, or other person authorized to give consent
    • The name and birthdate of minor
    • The name of adult giving consent for immunizations of the minor; and
    • The relationship of the adult to the minor for whom they are giving consent

    Adults who have no health insurance qualify for Adult Safety Net vaccine.

     

     

     

    Contact Information:

    Immunization Clerk: 378.6343
    Program Manager: 378.6342