Where to Go For Your Shots
Keeping up to date with vaccines is very important but please also remember that it is important that you and your child have regular health checkups too! During those visits, talk to your doctor about which vaccines are recommended for you and for all family members. If your child does not have health insurance, there are resources available either in your doctor's office or at one of the locations listed below.
Where can you go to get your child's immunizations? This is a common question we hear in the community. Below you will find a few resources to help you make the best choice for your child based on his or her healthcare insurance.
Question? What if my child does not have insurance or is uninsured?
If your child is without insurance or the insurance does not cover vaccines, there are free clinics state-wide where your child can receive immunizations. For a list of statewide immunization clinics, click here. For a list of immunization clinics specific to Maricopa County, visit www.mcchip.org. Maricopa County Childhood Immunization Partnership (MCChIP) website had a downloadable PDF of immunization clinics in Maricopa County under the Immunization Clinics tab.
The best route to stay up-to-date on your adult vaccines is to visit your doctor or health care provider. If you do not have a doctor, there are a few options to receive vaccines. Please read each option below to find a fit for you.
1. Primary Care Provider
If you are looking for a particular vaccine, we suggest you call and ask the questions below. Don't forget to ask if you are up-to-date on your immunizations each time you have a yearly physical.
- Does your provider carry the vaccine?
- If not, can your provider order the vaccine?
- Can a script be written so you can pick it up at a pharmacy?
- Is the vaccine covered by insurance?
2. Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers accept most insurance and also offer the uninsured a sliding scale for services provided. Adults can receive immunizations and also general medical treatment. Click here for a list of Communuity Health Centers. ck
3. Walk-In Care Clinics
Vaccines are available at most locations. We do suggest that you call prior. Many are open 7 days a week and accept insurance. Questions to consider:
- Is your vaccine covered by insurance?
- Do they carry the vaccine you need?
4. Immunization Clinic
Clinics are held state-wide in various locations. Call or go to the website to locate a clinic near you. You can also walk in to their main site.
- East Valley Vaccination Center (EVVAX) www.evvax.com 480-833-0554
- Healthwaves Corporate Wellness www.healthwaves.com or 480-968-1886
- Maxim www.findaflushot.com
- Passport Health www.passporthealthusa.com 480-345-6800
5. Your Local Pharmacy
Many pharmacies now are able to administer vaccines, like the flu vaccine and Tdap, to adults. Questions to consider:
- Does your pharmacy give shots?
- How much does the vaccine cost?
- Does your insurance cover it?
- Does your insurance cover a vaccine administered at a pharmacy?
If you need additional help, please visit TAPI's Contact Us page.