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Super Shot Adds New Clinic Site

To better serve families, Super Shot has added a new clinic for 2015 at the Fort Wayne Community Schools Anthis Career Center, 1200 South Barr St. This clinic will be open the third Monday of each month from 4-7pm

Super Shot's Mission:

To educate, promote vaccination and increase avenues for immunizations for all children in Allen County and surrounding communities. Super Shot's vision is a 90% immunization rate for Allen County.

History:

Super Shot was founded in 1992 to address the critically low immunization rates in Allen County. Free immunization clinics were opened on designated Saturdays at various sites around the city twice each year. In the fall of 1998 changes in federal funding coupled with new state laws mandating additional shots for children entering school, resulted in an unprecedented health crisis for our community. To alleviate this crisis Super Shot began operating free weekly immunization clinics in the evenings and on weekends in neighbourhood convenient for families. In May of 2010, Super Shot implemented a nominal fee of $8 per immunization to ensure that we could continue to meet the needs for accessible childhood immunizations in our community. (Families who are unable to pay are exempted from the $8 fee.) While this change was well received, support from the community, including local foundations, will always be vital to our program.

Program Description:

Super Shot provides immunizations against flu and over 15 other vaccine preventable childhood diseases to children ages birth to 18 who are uninsured, underinsured, or Medicaid eligible. Our largest program is our network of 9 immunization clinic sites in Fort Wayne and surrounding communities. We also reach children through Project Immunize (for children from birth to age two); Reminder Recall (personal and autodialed calls and postcards when a child is due or past due for shots); and Community Education including distribution of educational materials to parents of newborns at local hospitals, child care facilities, community partners and at our clinic sites. 

Super Shot Thanks our Community Partners

 

 

 


Super Shot Announces the Addition of Some Adult Vaccines

    To expand services throughout the Fort Wayne community, Super Shot is pleased to announce that it’s offering specified vaccinations to the adult population, effective March 10, 2015. This is the first time a formalized adult vaccine program has been offered in Super Shot’s 23-year history.

    The state has expanded eligibility requirements so that Super Shot can now offer immunization services to adults that include Tdap, Hep B, Hep A and HPV depending on the following guidelines:

    • Uninsured and underinsured adults can receive Tdap, Hep B, Hep A and HPV.

    • Anyone living with a person with chronic Hepatitis B can receive Hep A or Hep B regardless of their insurance status.

    Adults will be asked to complete information regarding vaccine-specific risk criteria prior to vaccinations being administered. Please review Adult Eligibility Screening Form and other Adult forms on this website.

    Please call for more information, stop by a clinic, with any questions or connect with us on our or Facebook page.

What you should know before visiting Super Shot

  • Super Shot provides walk in clinic, no appointment is necessary, children will be seen on first come first serve basis. Please plan to arrive early.
  • As a Vaccines for Children provider, we serve Medicaid, uninsured and underinsured children from birth thru 18 years of age.
  • Child must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.
  • There is an $8 fee per shot, Medicaid is accepted. No one will be turned away for failure to pay.
  • Call 424-SHOT (424-7468) for further information.
Super Shot is funded by our community and your donations are critical to its continued success. Please help protect our community's children by supporting Super Shot with an online donation.

It's for Kids! It's for You! It's for Life!
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Immunization Resources
For more information about vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases, you can visit the following websites:
The Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health
Center for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccines and Immunizations
American Academy of Pediatrics
Every Child By Two
Families Fighting Flu
Allen County Flu Task Force Fight the Flu
The History of Vaccines
Immunization Action Coalition
Indiana State Department of Health
Indiana Immunization Coalition
Parent of Kids with Infectious Diseases
The Children's Hospital of Philadephia