KISS: Kids, Immunizations, School Supplies

HELP WANTED: Please help us update this map for 2017!

For the seventhyear, we are updating or map of of back-to-school events, including free backpacks and school supplies, free and low-cost immunization shots, health fairs and clinics. You can email your event information or corrections to, or submit your own events right to the map.

  • To add your own events directly to the map below, go to the full-page map and select ADD MARKER - DETAILED from the Additions menu.
  • See something wrong? Have something to add?  If you would like to make corrections, add links or photos, please email your suggestions to


Want to do more?  NOWCastSA is looking for volunteers to manage and help with editing!  Click here for details on how to volunteer. You can also donate to support this project.

Click here to see a full-page version of this map.

In Texas, students K-12 are required to get shots for communicable diseases ranging from measles and mumps to diphtheria and polio. Students entering college in Texas are required to show proof of meningitis shots or recent boosters. As shown by the map below, the percentage of children with up-to-date immunizations varies considerably. The complete lists of state requirements, in English and Spanish can be found by clicking here: immunizations.

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Note: This map was originally published in 2010 and is updated annually.