Got Shots?

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The First Day of classes is just around the corner, and Texas has a no shots, no school immunization policy. Are you or your child ready for the 2011-12 year with up-to-date immunizations? Find a list of requirements, including new ones that were added for kindergarten and seventh grades in 2009, on our website. You’ll also find a list of clinics that offer immunizations.  All records must be signed by a doctor, public health clinic, or World Health Organization.

Looking for a clinic near you? Ben Franklin Apothecary, 302 N Main St, has recently been designated as a provider for the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC).  This program allows eligible children to receive their vaccines for free and pay only a $10 administrative fee. Under the TVFC Program, the following groups of children are eligible to receive their vaccines for free:

  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured children (has health insurance that does not pay for vaccines, has a co-pay or deductible the family cannot meet, or has insurance that provides limited wellness or prevention coverage.)

  • Children who are covered by Children’s Health Insurance Plan, or “CHIP”

  • Children who are of Native American or Native Alaskan heritage, and

  • Children on Medicaid.

Vaccinations will be offered each Wednesday from 3:00-7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am -3:00 pm. Parents or legal guardians must fill out a “Patient Eligibility Screening Record” and make an appointment with the Ben Franklin pharmacy team. For more information about the program or to sign up, please call (972) 298-4936 or visit www.benfranklinrx.com. You can also download a flyer.