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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.
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.
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 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
Super Shot provides walk in clinic, no appointment is necessary,
children will be seen on first come first serve basis.
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.
It's for Kids! It's for You! It's for Life!
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