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THE MEDINA COUNTY HEALTH UNIT

1206 15th Street

  Hondo Texas 78861

Ph (830) 741-6191       Fax (830) 426-4202

Hours 7:00 am -6:00 pm

Monday - Thursday    *Closed Fridays

(Immunizations available in Castroville and Devine by appointment)

Health Unit Staff

Patricia Mechler,RN, BSN  Health Unit Director

patricia.mechler@medinacountytexas.org

Esther Hernandez   

esther.hernandez@medinacountytexas.org

                         Crystal Pina, LVN                              crystal.pina@medinacountytexas.org

          Jeanette Vosquez                jeanette.vosquez@medinacountytexas.org

Rhonda Brast, RN          rhonda.brast@medinacountytexas.org

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See QUICKLINKS  for Coronavirus Information. 

 

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE:
 

The Health Unit will take walk-ins every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:30am-11:00am and 1:00pm-5:30pm and currently have Moderna vaccine. If you are wanting to get vaccinated but are unable to make our walk-in hours, please call our office to arrange an appointment time. The Health Unit will be ordering Pfizer vaccine for age 12 and older and plan to work with school districts on vaccination efforts for school aged children.  Texas Vaccine Availability Map shows doses available in the County.

The Health Unit encourages all those able to get vaccinated to do so. The vaccine is free although providers may charge your insurance for fees related to administration of the vaccine. The Health Unit does not charge insurance or collect your insurance information. All COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for age 18 and older. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people age 12 and older.  

Disaster Information Consent Form

If you are age 18 and older and would like your vaccine information to be retained past the 5 year retention period authorized by the State, complete this form and return it to the Health Unit and your record of immunization will be maintained for a life time in IMMTRAC2. 

IMMTRAC2 Disaster Information Consent

 

 

PROGRAMS

IMMUNIZATIONS 

The Texas Vaccine for Children Program is for qualifying children 2 months to 18 years.  Adult vaccines are available under the Adult Safety Net Program. Call our office for details. Visit dshs.texas.gov/immunize/ for  up to date immunization schedules.

IMMTRAC2                                                                  The Texas immunization registry, is a no-cost service that stores immunization information electronically in one centralized location for all ages.  Visit Immtrac.com for more information. We can assist you with getting your immunizations on IMMTRAC or accessing your record. 

PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM  

MCHU works with community partners to develop plans and operations to support public health emergencies. Through Public Health emergency exercises and training, we can increase response and recovery from disaster.  If you would like to partner or volunteer with the Health Unit call our office for more information.       

HEALTH UNIT NEWS

School Updates/Reminders

Meningitis for College All entering Texas college students are required to show proof of a meningitis vaccination booster dose. See dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/college-requirementsfor more info. and/or exemptions.

7th grade Shots All entering 7th graders will be required to show proof of Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine upon enrollment. See

dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-

requirements

IMMTRAC2 for your Teen  If you have a child turning 18, they will no longer be on the Texas State registry UNLESS they sign an IMMTRAC2 adult consent form. Please see your school nurse or call us to get your student back on the registry and fill out an Adult Consent Form.