Health experts encourage parents to get their Pre-K children vaccinated against Covid-19 as several back-to-school immunization locations are opened

Texas – In the last few weeks, health experts have been pretty vocal again encouraging Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 advising everyone to receive all up-to-date vaccines as the number of new Covid-19 cases has been constantly rising since late May. Covid-19 vaccines are proven to offer significant protection to those who get infected with the virus, especially when it comes to developing severe condition, serious symptoms, and death.

North Texas area has been following the same trend lately. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Parker, Hood, Hunt, Ellis, Johnson and Rockwall County are all colored RED (high virus spread rate) and wearing face masks indoors, being up to date with Covid-19 vaccines, and maintaining all the well-known pandemic measures are highly recommended. Denton County is the only county considered to have medium spread rate, while Wise County is the only county considered to have small spread rate.

Local health officials are concerned that the number of cases remains high just ahead of the start of the new school year. In an effort to protect local residents, Tarrant County Public Health opened several back-to-school immunization locations which will offer different vaccines for students of all ages. These locations are officially operational as of Monday, August 1.

Officials with Tarrant County Public Health said that parents and individuals should bring their immunization records if available since the clinics will offer all recommended immunizations.

The cost of vaccines for individuals between 0 and 18 years of age is $8 per shot. For those 19 years or older without insurance, the cost is $15 per shot. Only cash, check, CHIP or Medicaid will be accepted.

At the back-to-school clinics, Covid-19 vaccine will also be offered to children 6 months of age and older. The vaccine will be free of charge for everyone interested in getting one. Tarrant County Public Health officials once again reminded parents that getting their Pre-K children vaccinated against Covid-19 will not only slow the spread among young children, but will also slow the overall community spread of the virus.

These are the TCPH Back-to-School immunization locations:

Arlington Athletic Center
August 1-13
M-F: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
1001 E. Division St.
Arlington, TX 76011

Ridgmar Mall – Food Court Entrance
August 15-27
M-F: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
1888 Green Oaks Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Diamond Hill Jarvis High School
August 1 – 6
Monday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
T-F: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
1411 Maydell
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Brookside Convention Center
August 8 – 13
Monday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
T-F: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
1244 Brookside Dr.
Hurst, TX 76053

First Methodist Mansfield
August 15 – 20
Monday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
T-F: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
777 N. Walnut Creek Dr.
Mansfield, TX 76105

Rising Star Baptist Church
August 22 – 27
Monday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
T-F: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
4216 Ave. M
Fort Worth, TX 76105

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