By: Alyssa Clader, Development/Business Manager, ICTC
By: Courtney Barnard, ICTC Member-at-Large, Program Manager, Community Health, The Center for Children's Health led by Cook Children's
Our Spring Teen Project and our August Back-to-School Vaccine Events are over and the numbers are in! Below is our 2018 Vaccine Events Report.
We are so thankful to First Grandmothers' Club, Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, and The Ellermeyer Family Charitable Fund of the North Texas Giving Day for sponsoring a combined $16,848 in vaccine administration fees.
In 2018, 7,744 clients were vaccinated with 19,412 doses of vaccine! WOW!
By: Erika Thompson, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, UNTHSC
The long days of summer have us enjoying time off of school, camps, and vacations. But the school year is right around the corner. August will be spent stocking up on school supplies, but there is an essential step you can do now to get prepared – vaccinations.
Think vaccines are just for children? Think again! Vaccines protect adults from 14 serious, possibly deadly, diseases. Besides an annual flu shot, adults should receive a tetanus shot every 10 years. There are additional vaccines needed depending on age, job, health conditions, travel, lifestyle and vaccination history.
ICTC provides all adult vaccines for adults with no insurance for $8 each dose at our events. If you have your shot record, remember to bring it with you!
ICTC supports all children having a medical home and should consult with their provider for vaccines.
There are several ways to obtain vaccines in Tarrant County. Besides ICTC’s low-cost vaccine events held in August, there are community clinics located throughout the county that offer all required and recommended vaccines.