Office of Public Health Offers Back-to-School Vaccines and Flu Shots
Comal County’s Office of Public Health (OPH) reminds parents now is the time to vaccinate children who will be returning to school later this month.
OPH offers back-to-school vaccines as well as a wide range of other shots for adults as well.
Social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols are in place at the office, 1297 Church Hill Dr., New Braunfels. OPH has extended its hours and will remain open during lunch hours from Aug. 17-28.
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the office is open by appointment only 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays by calling 830-221-1150.
“Immunizations aren’t just for children,” Fraser said. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults receive an annual flu vaccine, and they might need a booster for vaccines they received as children. We are here to assist in any way we can to protect our residents against vaccine-preventable diseases.”
The Office of Public Health offers a wide range of vaccines for both children and adults. Cost can vary by vaccine and insurance coverage. The office accepts cash, CHIP, Medicaid, Medicare Traditional Part B and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, is an initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Office of Public Health participates in a pair of programs to help make vaccines affordable for low- and middle-income families:
- Texas Vaccines for Children provides low-cost vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years old who are eligible for Medicaid, enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), are American Indian or Alaska Natives, uninsured or underinsured.
- Adult Safety Net provides low-cost vaccines for anyone 19 and older without health insurance.