You Are Never Too Old to Get Vaccinated

The Free Clinic to Offer Free Vaccines Every Third Wednesday


Vaccinations

The Free Clinic will partner with the Lubbock Health Department to offer free vaccines from 3 to 5 p.m. every third Wednesday at Lubbock Impact 2707 34th St.

Vaccines will include pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, influenza, TdaP (for tetanus, diphtheria and adult whooping cough), Gardasil (for human papillomavirus), meningococcal (for meningitis) and Zostavax (for shingles).

The Free Clinic is an urgent care clinic for free basic health care for the uninsured, working poor and homeless population of Lubbock. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine physicians and medical students run the clinic every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m. This additional Free Vaccine Day will be offered to give adults an opportunity to get vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccinations from birth through adulthood to provide a lifetime of protection against many diseases and infections like influenza, pneumonia, human papillomavirus, measles, mumps and rubella, meningitis, chicken pox, shingles and hepatitis A and B.

Austin McCuistion, The Free Clinic team member and second-year medical student, said many adults are not vaccinated as recommended, leaving them vulnerable to illness.

“Infants, the elderly and pregnant women are at greater risk for serious infections and complications,” McCuistion said. “Getting yourself vaccinated protects not only you, but also vulnerable loved ones."

McCuistion said the Free Vaccine Day is offered every third Wednesday of the month for patients 19 to 64 years old. Please bring immunization records, if possible. Early registration is not required. For more information, call (806) 799-4320.

Story produced by the Office of Communications and Marketing, (806) 743-2143.

School of Medicine

School of Medicine

Since 1969, the School of Medicine has graduated more than 3,000 physicians. The school aims to provide quality lab space, recruit creative, innovative research faculty, and develop graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for lifelong careers in medical research.

Today, more than 20 percent of the practicing physicians in West Texas have graduated from the School of Medicine or its residency programs.