Immunization Services

The Waco-McLennan County Health District has an Immunization Clinic that offers all recommended vaccines for children and adults.

Clinic Information

July and August are a very busy months for our clinic and wait times may be longer than usual. We schedule appointments and accept walk-ins, but may close early if we reach capacity.

Appointment times: 8 a.m. -  4 p.m., Monday through Friday (Walk-ins are welcomed, but subject to change due to staff availability.)

TB testing is not available on Thursdays.

Holiday Schedule 2022

New Year's Day 2022 - Friday, December 31st 

Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 17th  

Spring Holiday - Friday, April 15th  

Memorial Day - Monday, May 30th  

Juneteenth - Monday, June 20th  

Independence Day - Monday, July 4th  

Labor Day - Monday, September 5th  

Veteran’s Day - Friday, November 11th  

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24th  

Day After Thanksgiving - Friday, November 25th  

Christmas Eve - Friday, December 23rd  

Christmas Day - Monday, December 26th  

New Year's Day 2023 - Monday, January 2nd  

Vaccine Supply

ATTENTION: Yellow fever is available in limited quantities. Please call to check availability.

Click here for a location near you: Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinics

Rabies Vaccine

If you were bitten by an animal suspected to be a carrier of rabies, and are seeking a rabies shot, please refer to your physician’s office. Our clinic does not carry the rabies series.

Malaria

Travelers who need antimalarial drugs will need to request a prescription from their doctor. We do not have an on-site physician to prescribe this medication.

Immunization Fees & Billing

Fee Schedule

Click here for the Immunizations Fee Schedule(PDF, 209KB) and please call our office with any questions.

Oral Typhoid and Cholera are NOT available at this time.

Billing

The Immunization Clinic accepts the following insurance (in network) and Medicaid:

  • Aetna
  • Baylor Scott & White
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Dell's Children's Health Plan (CHIP)
  • First Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid: Traditional, Superior, Amerigroup, and Rightcare only (We don't accept adult Medicaid.)
  • Medicare: For Flu and Pneumococcal vaccines only
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Special note on travel vaccines: We do not bill private insurance for Yellow Fever and Typhoid vaccines; however, we are able to provide clients with an itemized receipt that they may submit to insurance for reimbursement.

We require a copy of your insurance card to verify your current coverage and eligibility status.

If your insurance requires a referral, please obtain the referral or have it faxed to the PHD Immunizations Clinic prior to your appointment.

Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC)

Always remember to vaccinate your child on time!

No one else can do it for you.  Protecting your child from childhood diseases by making sure vaccinations are on time is up to you.  If you’re not sure your child’s vaccines are up to date, call your doctor’s office or clinic to find out. 

You can get free or low-cost vaccines for your child through the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC).  Ask your doctor or clinic if they participate in the TVFC program.

For more information about the TVFC Program, about vaccines and childhood diseases, or if you do not have a doctor or clinic where your child can get vaccinations, call our office at (254)750-5410.

Additional Information

First Time Clients

Please bring a copy of your child’s shot record with you so we can assess any shots that may have been missed. Not doing so may result in repeated visits to your physician’s office or our clinic based on the requirements set by your child’s school/university or daycare.

Back to School

Remember, immunizations are required for students to attend school in the state of Texas.  Each school year we see an influx of clients beginning in July and increasing through the month of August. You can find school and daycare requirements on the DSHS website.  If you need shots or shot records, don't wait until the last minute!

REMINDER: Our clinic only retains shot records for children and adults who have been to the immunization clinic here at the Health District. If your child is signed up for ImmTrac, a shot record may be in the database. Please keep in mind, it is not a guarantee that a shot record will be found, nor can we guarantee the shot record is current.

Physicals

Please refer to your physician. We do not have an on-site physician who can see clients for physicals or other routine exams.

Pregnancy Testing

Please refer to our HIV/STD clinic for pregnancy testing.

Background Checks/Blood Work/Drug Testing

The Health District does not offer background checks, blood tests, or drug tests.

Shot Records

The Immunization Clinic only holds shot records for clients we have vaccinated, or if the client is signed up in ImmTrac. If you or your child is signed up for ImmTrac, we may be able to find a copy of a shot record. The shot record is only as accurate as what was reported by your treating physician.

Please keep in mind that ImmTrac records will only be found if the child or adult is signed up for ImmTrac. If you had an ImmTrac record as a child and you turned 18, your ImmTrac record has been purged and you will need to sign up for ImmTrac as an adult. If you decided to sign up as an adult (and your ImmTrac record has been purged) you may want to provide us with a shot record to enter into ImmTrac. ImmTrac is a lifetime registry when you sign up as an adult.

A shot record will be provided at your vaccination appointment.  Any additional records may require a small fee.

NOTE: We do not collect shot records from your physician’s office, nor are they reported to us for retention in any manner.   Our clinic may request shot records to be sent from your school or doctor so our clinic can administer the correct vaccinations.

Shot Records for an ID

Any official shot record given by our immunizations clinic, ImmTrac, or your treating physician is a valid document to obtain your ID.

Immunization Clinic

Phone: (254) 750-5410

Fax: (254) 750-5418 (include cover sheet with specified instructions)

Address: 225 W Waco Dr, Waco (2nd Floor of the Health District Building)

Immunization Outreach

Daisy Contreras Public Health Intervention & Outreach Supervisor

Phone: (254) 750-5461

Fax: (254) 750-5418