Immunization Initiative

AccessHealth is looking to serve Fort Bend County and surrounding areas in increasing accessibility to vaccines in disproportionately affected populations while also working directly with community leaders, organizations, and other trusted sources to develop and disseminate outreach and targeted educational materials to promote vaccine awareness and uptake.

Our goal is to partner with trusted sources in our community and collaborate on finding the most effective ways to serve our population, working together to plan and implement vaccination sites and events. If you or your organization is interested in partnering with AccessHealth’s Immunization Initiative, please contact us at: [email protected] or 832-957-6236.


Vaccines are safe and effective at preventing severe illness caused by viruses. At AccessHealth, we encourage our community members to get vaccines as they serious illness, it is safer way to build protection, and it offers added protection. For more information, please visit the CDC (Center for Disease and Control Prevention) website at: Vaccines & Immunizations | CDC

With all vaccines, people are best protected when they stay up to date with the recommended number of doses, including boosters, when eligible.


AccessHealth will be hosting pop-up and mobile vaccination sites across Fort Bend County and surrounding areas, either independently or in collaboration with other trusted entities. Vaccines will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. We will be administering a different vaccine at each event.

Please refer to our Events Page for information on vaccination sites’ time, date, and location.


If you have any questions or concerns relating to vaccines or our Immunization Initiative, please feel free to contact our team at: [email protected] or 832-957-6236.


Vaccines must go through many safety tests before they are used. They must be tested in labs before being presented to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA uses information collected in the labs to determine whether the vaccine is safe for human use. Once approved, small trials with humans are conducted to further test its safety. These trials ensure that the vaccine is potent, pure, and sterile. Additional federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) continually analyze vaccine data to monitor its safety.
Vaccines are given at all ages- from infancy to adulthood. Vaccine schedules will provide information on what vaccines you need to get at each age. Certain high-risk groups may need additional vaccines. Talk to your doctor or visit the CDC website to find the immunization schedule for all ages.
Vaccines are made to teach your immune system how to fight off germs. They are all made differently depending on how the immune system responds to a germ, who needs to be vaccinated against the germ, and the best technology to use to create a vaccine for the germ. Common types of vaccines are inactivated vaccines and live-attenuated vaccines. Inactivated vaccines use a killed virus to protect against the disease it causes. These vaccines usually require booster shots. Some inactivated vaccines include Hepatitis A, the flu, polio, and rabies vaccines. Live-attenuated vaccines are made of a weakened form of the disease-causing germ. They are strong and long-lasting, so just one or two doses is required. Live-attenuated vaccines include the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, smallpox, and yellow fever vaccines. mRNA vaccines are not made with a virus. They create proteins to trigger an immune response. Other vaccines may use certain pieces of a disease-causing germ to create the vaccines. These may require boosters. The human papillomavirus (HPV), Shingles, and whooping cough vaccines all use pieces of the germs that cause the disease to create their vaccines.
There are several other ways you can look for vaccine providers near you: Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or community health center, or visit their website, contact your state health department, or check your local pharmacy’s website to see if vaccination appointments are available. Some pharmacies may offer vaccines to those who walk-in without making an appointment ahead of time. To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: Search, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233. If you are homebound: Contact your healthcare provider or your state or local health department for information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine, contact groups that are advocates for people who are homebound or that provide home health services, call The Aging Network at 1-800-677-1116, Search for services by ZIP code with the Eldercare Locator, contact the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) at 1-888-677-1199, or call the hotline for Medicare recipients at 1-800-633-4227 (TTY 1-877-486-2048).
There are many benefits of getting vaccinated. They protect you from getting a dangerous disease. Even the youngest, healthiest people are susceptible to serious illness due to germs. Being vaccinated greatly reduces this risk. When you are sick with a vaccine-preventable disease, others who are at high-risk around you may also get the disease, and some diseases are deadly. One common example is whooping cough, which can cause death in infants. Vaccine-preventable diseases have not gone away, so it is important you continue to do your part by getting vaccinated to stop the spread of diseases.
Most people do not experience serious side effects from vaccines. Common side effects include pain, swelling, or redness at vaccine site. Mild fever, chills, fatigue, headache, and muscle pains are other common side effects. These side effects indicate that your body is beginning to build protection against the disease you were vaccinated for. Serious side effects are rare and include but are not limited to difficulty breathing, swelling of face and throat, rapid heartbeat, body rash, dizziness, and weakness. If you believe you are experiencing these side effects, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest hospital. Contact your vaccination provider or healthcare provider if you are experiencing side effects that are bothersome or do not go away.