CORPUS CHRISTI- With school starting soon, parents still have time to get their children up-to-date on required vaccinations. The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District will be hosting their annual Back-to-School Immunizations Clinic on Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1702 Horne Road.

The first 100 students who receive their vaccines will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. In addition, there will be free popcorn and bottled water while supply lasts. Door prizes and health information will also be available.

According to a press release, the clinic is open to school-aged children who meet the Texas Vaccine for Children requirements. A child who meets requirements:

Is enrolled in MedicaidIs an American Indian, orIs an Alaskan Native, orDoes not have health insurance (underinsured)Not accepting CHIP at this time. (Must go back to their doctor office for immunizations)

Is Underinsured if he/she:

Has commercial (private) health insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines, orInsurance covers only selected vaccines(TVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only); orInsurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured.

Parents should bring their child’s immunization record, current Medicaid card and parent or guardian's ID.

Cost per vaccine is $10 per vaccine, with a per patient cap of $30, for those that qualify for the TVFC vaccine.

For more information call 826-7238.