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Super Shot's Mission:

Promote vaccination and provide access to immunization community-wide.

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 neighborhood convenient for families. In May of 2010, Super Shot implemented a nominal fee of $10 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 $10 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

 

 

 



What you should know before visiting a Super Shot clinic:

Super Shot is a walk in clinic, no appointment is necessary, everyone will be seen on first come first serve basis. 

Children (under 18):

  • We serve Medicaid, uninsured and underinsured children from birth thru 18 years of age
  • All children, under the age of 18, must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian
  • All CDC recommended vaccinations for children are available
  • Please bring a copy of the child’s shot record

Adults (18+):

  • We also serve those underinsured and uninsured adults by offering a limited number of vaccinations, including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human papillomavirus (HPV), Varicella, Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Meningococcal, Pneumococcal 13 valent conjugate (PCV13) and Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PSV23) vaccines
  • Please bring a copy of your shot record, if available

There is a $10 fee per shot and Medicaid is accepted. No one will be turned away for failure to pay. 

If you have questions about any of our programs, would like more information, or would like to know how you can help, please contact us at 424-SHOT (424-7468), stop by a clinic, or connect with us on our Facebook page.


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