Frequently Asked Questions -
Hurricane Katrina Evacuees
1. Who should get immunizations?
If you have been exposed to flood waters and it has been more
than 5 years since your last Tetanus, we would encourage you
to get a booster dose of Tetanus vaccine.
2. Where are shots being
Shots will be given at all city health clinics:
La Nueva Casa – 1809 N
Main – (713) 547-8000
Lyons – 5602 Lyons – (713) 671-3000
Magnolia – 7037 Capitol – (713) 928-9800
Northside – 8523 Arkansas – (713) 696-5900
Riverside – 3315 Delano – (713) 831-9600
Sunnyside – 9314 Cullen – (713) 732-5000
3. What are the hours
The normal hours of operation are 8:30-5:30 Monday and 7:00
– 4:00 Tuesday-Friday.
4. Are there any sites
available on the weekends?
At this point there are no weekend sites available.
5. What if I can’t
remember when I had my last Tetanus?
If you can not remember and you have been exposed to flood waters,
we encourage you to get a tetanus booster.
6. Is there anyone who
should not be immunized?
There are no medical conditions that are contraindicated for
7. What are the side
Some individuals may experience pain or redness at the injection
site and minimal swelling.
8. Will I have to pay?
Immunization administration fees are assessed on a sliding scale.
Individual fee assessments will be made on a case-by-case basis.
9. What documentation
will I need to bring?
If you have the following items please bring them:
- Shot record
- Proof of insurance
10. What immunizations
are required to enroll my child in school?
The Texas Department
of State Health Services has offered a temporary waiver on immunization
requirements for attending school or child-care facility in
Texas for children displaced by Katrina. Students who will be
staying with family members, friends, or others in Texas will
be given a 30-day provisional enrollment.
11. Is there any other
place that I can receive immunizations?
There are County clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers
and several mobile units that offer immunizations; we encourage
you to contact these agencies to get their hours of operation
and fee schedules.
For additional information please call the Immunization Bureau