Free H1N1 Shots Available Again On Saturday

December 2, 2009

Six HISD schools will once again be used as community distribution points for free H1N1 vaccinations on Dec. 5, thanks to a partnership between HISD and the Houston Department of Health and Human Services. Vaccinations will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at:

  • Long Middle School, 6501 Bellaire, 77074
  • Milby High School, 1601 Broadway, 77012
  • Westside High School, 14201 Briar Forest, 77077
  • Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence, 77020
  • Worthing High School, 9215 Scott, 77051
  • Yates High School, 3703 Sampson, 77004

The vaccinations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The primary focus of this effort is to vaccinate school-age children and other people in high-risk groups. Those groups are:

  • Pregnant women
  • People with children younger than six months of age
  • Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel
  • Persons between the ages of six months and 24 years of age
  • People between 25 and 64 years of age who are at higher risk for 2009 H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

The HISD Board of Education unanimously approved the partnership during a Nov. 19 workshop. The Department of Health will provide the district with vaccine for the H1N1 clinics (including needles, alcohol swabs, etc.), training and reimbursement for HISD nurses staffing the clinic, and guidance on how to operate an H1N1 vaccination site.

The Houston Health Department will also be offering free vaccines on a first-come, first-served basis at seven other sites around the city on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays–Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Those vaccination sites are:

  • Acres Home Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery, 77091
  • La Nueva Casa De Amigos Health Center, 1809 North Main, 77009
  • Lyons Health Center, 5602 Lyons, 77020
  • Magnolia Health Center, 7037 Capitol, 77011
  • Northside Health Center, 8523 Arkansas, 77093
  • Southwest WIC, 6400 High Star, 77074
  • Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, 4605 Wilmington, 77051
InstantNewsWestu Staff

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