Over the years, vaccines have prevented disease outbreaks and saved millions of lives. Choosing to vaccinate protects your children and our community, especially during COVID-19.
It’s important, now more than ever, to stay on track with your child’s vaccines. Waiting too long to vaccinate your child can put them at risk for serious infection at an age when they are most vulnerable. If not protected against the illnesses these immunizations will prevent, children can develop life-threatening medical conditions. Vaccines are a safe and proven way to protect our children and communities.
By staying up-to-date on immunizations, you have the power to protect your child and family from life-threatening illnesses. Austin Public Health offers immunizations and flu shots to children who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients. Services are also available to uninsured adults.
Services are by appointment only. Call 512-972-5520 Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm to make an appointment.
- Far South Austin clinic, 405 West Stassney, Austin, 78745
- North Austin St. John clinic, 7500 Blessing Avenue, Austin, 78752
- Shots for Tots and Big Shots Clinic Schedule in English
- Shots for Tots and Big Shots Clinic Schedule in Spanish
Children: $10 per dose of vaccine. Adults: $25 per dose of vaccine. Shot Records: $5. No one is refused services if they are unable to pay.
Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flu shots are available at Shots for Tots/Big Shots clinics for children who are uninsured or Medicaid recipients and for uninsured adults. The flu vaccine costs $25 for adults, $10 for children, and is free for children with Medicaid. No one will be denied services if they are unable to pay. For an appointment, please call 512-972-5520.
For those who are insured, visit VaccineFinder.org to find a location with flu shots near you.
Shots for Tots for Children
Requirements for Children's Immunizations at Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Child-Care immunization requirements for children under the age of five.
- School immunization requirements for students K-12.
Big Shots for Adults
The following vaccines are available:
- Hepatitis A and
- Hepatitis B
- Meningitis (through age 21)
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
- Zoster (Shingles)
Vaccines for Children
Vaccines for Children (VFC) is a federal program that is administered by Austin Public Health. The program provides no-cost vaccines to doctors’ offices, clinics, and schools in Travis County.
VFC serves uninsured and other eligible children from birth to 18 years of age. The Adult Safety Net (ASN) program serves uninsured adults 19 years of age and older. Every year, VFC/ASN participants in Travis County provide more than 230,000 vaccines to more than 90,000 people in our community.
To learn more or to become a participant, send an email to APH-Travis County VFC.
Shot records are available at clinic locations for anyone who received their immunizations at public health clinics in Austin and Travis County, including Shots for Tots and Big Shots. Note that shot records may not be available for immunizations given at private physicians' offices. For more information, call 512-972-5520.
Save time! Print out this form (in English and Spanish), fill it out, and bring it with you to the clinic.
Store your Immunization Records in ImmTrac
ImmTrac remembers which vaccines you've had when you can't. This free service safely stores your immunization records in one electronic system. To save time, if you are 18 or older print out this form, fill it out, and bring it with you to your appointment.
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- Flu in Austin`
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Seasonal Flu
- Pandemic Flu
- For Immunization Schedules to help you track your child’s vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- For more information about the COVID-19 pandemic at the local level, visit the City of Austin’s COVID-19 resource page