Immunizations

Immunizations


The Paris-Lamar County Health District offers all childhood vaccines as well as some adult vaccines. All vaccines administered in the clinic are received from the Texas Department of Health Pharmacy or pharmaceuticals companies. The vaccine is stored according to guidelines from the vaccine manufacturers and is monitored 7days/week/365days/year. Continuing education is provided throughout the year to keep all of the clinicians up-to-date with changes in the recommended immunization schedule.
 

Clinic Hours for Immunizations

Monday-Thursday 7AM-11 AM AND 1 PM - 5PM

The Paris-Lamar County Health District is a walk-in clinic but appointments may be scheduled. However, immunizations are not given on the first and last working days of the month so inventory and reports can be completed.

 

PLEASE CALL (903) 785-4561 for an appointment or for clinic hours, closings, etc.

 

Cost

Cost for immunizations is $14 per shot for children under the age of 18; however, no child will be turned away for inability to pay for state supplied vaccines. Vaccines may be paid for with cash or personal check.  Debit and credit cards are also accepted. 

 

Your child may be eligible for no-cost vaccines through the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program.  The TVFC is a state-operated program funded with federal and state money to provide no-cost vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age.  Ask your doctor if your child is eligible.
 

**  If your child has insurance coverage, please contact us at 903-785-4561 to determine if your child is eligible to receive immunizations at our facility.


Children's State Supplied Vaccines Offered:

 

Children's Vaccines:

DTaP

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis

DT

Diphtheria/Tetanus
(For children with allergy to Pertussis and vaccine)

Gardisil

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

HepA

Hepatitis A Vaccine

HepB

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hib

Haemophilus Influenza Type B

IPV

Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Pediarix/Pentacel

Combined DTaP, Hepatitis B, IPV

Menactra

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

MMR

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Prevnar (PCV7)

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

Td

Tetanus/Diphtheria Vaccine

Tdap

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine

Varicella

Chickenpox

 

 Vaccines Needed for Teens & College Students

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) currently recommends these 3 vaccines for administration beginning with your child’s 11-12 year-old checkup (or as soon as possible and recommended, if your child is older and has not received the vaccines).

Older children should get the following vaccinations if they did not receive all recommended doses when younger:                

Some children may need additional vaccines either due to their own specific health conditions or exposure in households to other people with age-related or health-related risks. The additional vaccines for which your child should be assessed include:

Vaccines Recommended for Teens and College Students

  • Tetanus-Diptheria-Pertussis vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • HPV vaccine series
  • Hepatitis B vaccine series
  • Polio vaccine series
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine series
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine series

 

 

Adult Vaccines:

Adult vaccines are $25.00 per shot except for TB and Flu which are $20.00.  All vaccines must be paid for with cash or personal check.  Debit and credit cards are not accepted. 

 

Adult Vaccines:

Gardisil

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine

$25

Hepatitis A vaccine

(2 dose series, 6 months apart)

$25 per shot

Hepatitis B vaccine

3 dose series, given at 0, 1 and 4-6 months

$25 per shot

Influenza vaccine

Offered October thru March

$20

MMR

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

$25

PPD (TB)

Tuberculin Skin Testing

$20

Pneumonia vaccine

Offered year round

$25

TD

Tetanus/Diphtheria

$25

Tdap - For persons ages 19-64 years only.

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine

$25

 

 

 



PLEASE CALL (903) 785-4561 for an appointment or for clinic hours, closings, etc.

 

 

Imm Trac

What is ImmTrac?
ImmTrac is a free service provided to you by the Texas Department of Health. This service plays an important role in protecting your child from many dangerous diseases . . . illness that could even hurt or kill your child.

ImmTrac works by allowing immunization providers across Texas to record and store the information necessary to correctly identify your child and to track his or her immunization status. This information includes the child's name and address, the name of the parent or guardian, information on the shots given, and who gave them. The Medicaid number is also included in your child is enrolled in the program. Other information, such as the Social Security number may be provided, but that is up to the parent or guardian to decide.

The information in this database is kept very secure and confidential, and made available only to persons authorized by law to see it.

 

How does ImmTrac work?

When a health-care provider gives your child an immunization, and you consent to registering this information, the statewide immunization registry, known as ImmTrac, is notified. ImmTrac will keep an electronic immunization record on your child. Some information contained in the registry are the child's name, date-of-birth, address, the name of the parent or guardian, information on the shots given, and who gave them. Optional (but very helpful) information stored in ImmTrac is the child's Social Security number and mother's maiden name. This optional information helps prevent duplicate records from being created.

 

How does ImmTrac protect my child?

Providers authorized to use ImmTrac can see what immunizations your child has already had, even if they were given in another city or country. So when you come in for shots, your child gets only those that he or she needs. This means that your child won't be under-vaccinated and more susceptible to diseases. Your child won't be over-vaccinated either, so he or she does not have to go through any more discomfort than is necessary. ImmTrac can also print out a shot record you can use to get into school or daycare.

Using ImmTrac, immunization providers can remind you to bring your child in for shots that are due, or to notify you about shots that are overdue.
 

Who has access to the information?

Your privacy is protected. Your child's immunization information is available only to persons authorized by law to see it. Only doctors, schools, childcare centers, and public health providers with ImmTrac-issued identification numbers and passwords may view the information.


How do I register my child?

To register your child for ImmTrac participation you must grant consent in writing by:

  • completing and signing the ImmTrac Registration Form offered by the birth registrar during the birth certificate process (newborn children only).
  • ask your healthcare provider  

Consent is required to be obtained only one time, and is valid until the child becomes 18 years of age, unless the consent is withdrawn in writing.


How can I find more information on ImmTrac?
 

Call: 1-800-252-9152
 

Email: ImmTrac@dshs.state.tx.us
 

On the Web at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/immtrac

Write to: Texas Department of State Health Service
1100 West 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756