Vaccine Information

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are now available at Garland Public Health Clinic.


Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students and families. Vaccines are essential to a healthy school year and protecting students from serious illness. For the latest Texas vaccine requirements, please visit:  2023 - 2024 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K - 12

Many children in Garland are eligible for low-cost vaccinations through the Texas Vaccines for Children Program. Children who do not have health insurance or who have health insurance that does not cover vaccines qualify for TVFC vaccines, as well as children who are enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Services are also available for uninsured adults through the Adult Safety Net Program.

Eligibility: for all our Immunization Services, these are the eligibility criteria:

  • Children (0 through 18 years old)
    • Enrolled in Medicaid or (Medicaid eligible)
    • UNinsured
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Enrolled in CHIP
    • UNDERinsured*
  • Adults (19 years old and older)
    • Uninsured
    • COVID-19 vaccines are free for adults who are uninsured or underinsured.

 For more info, visit Texas Vaccines for Children Program  and Adult Safety Net Program.

*UNDERinsured definition:

  • Those with private health insurance that does not cover vaccines; or
  •  Those with private health insurance that covers only selected vaccines (the child is eligible for TVFC vaccines for those that are not covered by his/her plan).
  • Those with private insurance that has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once the fixed dollar amount is reached, a child is then eligible.


If you have questions about the vaccinations your child needs for school enrollment, call the Garland Public Health Clinic 972-205-3370) for more information. The Garland Public Health Clinic at 206 Carver Drive not only provides low-cost immunizations for infants and children through age 18, but also immunizations for adults of all ages. Most insurance is accepted.

Clinic hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (closed Wednesday) (walk-ins only). Parents should bring a child’s immunization records with them. Don’t wait until the last minute to get caught up on immunizations!

For Immunization Schedules to help you track your child’s vaccines, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

RSV Immunizations

Garland Public Health is now offering RSV immunizations for infants and vaccination for adults 60 years of age and over as well as maternal vaccination. Infants younger than 8 months born during or entering their first RSV season are recommended to receive one dose of nirsevimab, which is included in the VFC program.  For more information, visit RSV Immunizations  

Jynneos vaccine for Mpox

Vaccination is for prevention of mpox only. People with confirmed cases of mpox or symptoms of mpox are not eligible to receive the vaccine. 

Vaccines can currently only be offered to people who meet one of the criteria listed on the link below. If you suspect you are at high risk, you may call 972-205-3370.

MPox Vaccination

More information on the vaccines used to protect against mpox virus can be found from the CDC:
CDC Mpox: Use of Jynneos vaccines


Information for Travelers

International travel increases your chances of getting and spreading diseases that are rare or not found in United States. Travel vaccines we carry include Yellow Fever, Cholera, Typhoid, and Japanese Encephalitis. A full list of possible vaccines you may need to get for the first time or boosters before your travel can be found here.



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Available Vaccines for Adults

Pneumonia

If you are age 19-64 and have certain health conditions (for example, diabetes, asthma, heart, lung or kidney disease, immunosuppression, or if you're a smoker),* you need one or more pneumococcal vaccines. Talk to your healthcare provider for details.

If you are age 65 (or older), you need a pneumococcal vaccine. Talk to your healthcare provider for details. Learn more at  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/pneumo/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine. 


Tetanus, diphtheria & whooping cough

If you have not received a dose of Tdap during your lifetime, you need to get a Tdap shot now (the adult whooping cough vaccine). All women need to get a dose during each pregnancy. After that, you need a Td or Tdap booster dose every 10 years. Consult your healthcare provider if you haven’t had at least 3 tetanus- and diphtheria-toxoid containing shots sometime in your life or if you have a deep or dirty wound. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vaccines-diseases.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine.

HPV

You should get this vaccine if you are age 26 years or younger. This vaccine protects against HPV infections that can lead to certain cancers. Adults age 27 through 45 may also be vaccinated after a discussion with their healthcare provider. The vaccine is given in 2 or 3 doses, depending on the person’s age. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hpv/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine.

Shingles

If you are age 50 or older, you should get the 2-dose series of the Shingrix brand of shingles vaccine, even if you already were vaccinated with Zostavax. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine.

Hepatitis A or B

Hepatitis A

You need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis A* or simply want to be protected from this disease. The vaccine is usually given in 2 doses, 6–18 months apart. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hepa/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine. Immunization offerings may vary by state.

Hepatitis B

You need this vaccine if you are under 59 years old and have not been vaccinated against hepatitis B*. People 60 years and older may also receive hepatitis B vaccine if they want to be protected from this disease. The vaccine is given in 2 or 3 doses, depending on the brand. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hepb/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine. 

Chickenpox

If you’ve never had chickenpox, never were vaccinated, or were vaccinated but received only 1 dose, talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you need this vaccine.* Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine.

Measles, mumps & rubella

You need at least 1 dose of MMR vaccine if you were born in 1957 or later. You may also need a second dose if you are a healthcare worker or traveling internationally. MMR vaccine is usually given in childhood, although those with weakened immune systems should not get MMR. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/vaccines-diseases.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine. 

Meningitis

 If you are a first-year college student living in a residence hall, you need a dose of MenACWY and MenB if you never received it or received it when you were younger than 16.

You may need the MenACWY and MenB vaccine if you have one of several health conditions (i.e., a non-functioning spleen), as well as boosters if your risk is ongoing. Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mening/index.html

Consult your healthcare provider to determine your level of risk for infection and your need for this vaccine.