Vaccine Information

October 10, 2023

Anyone age 6 months or older can get the COVID vaccine without an appointment at our Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive. Clinic hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (Closed Wednesdays).

Anyone who is medically unable to come to the clinic may contact the Garland Health Department at 972-205-3370 to make alternative arrangements.

Additional vaccine supplies can be found on  Contact your doctor and/or area pharmacies for additional options.

CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are now available at Garland Public Health Clinic.

Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. Vaccination also reduces your chance of suffering the effects of Long COVID, which can develop during or following acute infection and last for an extended duration.  If you have not received a COVID-19 vaccine in the past 2 months, get an updated COVID-19 vaccine  to protect yourself this fall and winter.

In 2022, COVID-19 was the 4th leading cause of death i the United States according to the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), highlighting the importance of prevention.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is always changing, and protection from COVID-19 vaccines declines over time. Receiving an updated COVID-19 vaccine can restore protection and provide enhanced protection against the variants currently responsible for most infections and hospitalizations in the United States.  Last season, those who received a 2022-2023 COVID-19 vaccine saw greater protection against illness and hospitalization than those who did not receive a 2022-2023 vaccine.  To date, hundreds of millions of people have safely received a COVID-19 vaccine under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history.

Most Americans can still get a COVID-19 vaccine for free. For people with health insurance, most plans will cover COVID-19 vaccine at no cost to you. People who don’t have health insurance can get a free vaccine from their local health centers; state, local, tribal, or territorial health department; and pharmacies participating in the CDC’s Bridge Access Program. Children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program also may receive the vaccine from a provider enrolled in that program.  There is no cost for COVID-19 vaccines for children and adults at the Garland Public Health Clinic in the Vaccines for Children and Adult Safety Net Programs (Uninsured) and for those with health insurance.


  • BlueCross/BlueShield of Texas, CIGNA, Humana, United Healthcare: depending on policy (must bring current card).
  • COVID-19 vaccines covered under Medicare Part B.
  • We accept Medicaid for children 18 years old and younger (must bring current card).
  • We do not take HMO or Marketplace insurance