Whitehouse ISD offers back-to-school immunization clinic Friday

Published on Thursday, 10 August 2017 11:48 - Written by ALLISON POLLAN, apollan@tylerpaper.com

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Whitehouse ISD students on Friday can get the immunizations they'll need to head back to school next week. 

The immunization clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. at Whitehouse ISD's annex building, located near the junior high. 

Free to low cost immunizations will be available to any child who is eligible for the Vaccines For Children program, which requires the child be 19 or younger and meet one of the following criteria: Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska native.

Limited quantities of vaccines also will be available for children whose health insurance covers the cost of vaccinations and who are not eligible for the Vaccines For Children program, but the cost of the vaccine and its administration would be denied for payment by the insurance carrier because the plan's deductible has not been met. 

The clinic is sponsored by the Northeast Texas Public Health District and the Smith County Medical Society with a grant from the Texas Medical Association Foundation Be Wise-Immunize program and funding from the Vaccines For Children program.

Whitehouse ISD starts school Wednesday.