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Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program

Adult Safety Net - Enhancing access to vaccines for adults

Find an Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program site near you:
Be sure to check with the clinic before visiting them to make sure they can see you.

What is the Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program?

The Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program supplies publicly-purchased vaccine at no cost to enrolled providers. The program was created by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Branch to increase access to vaccination services in Texas for uninsured adults, thereby raising the immunization coverage levels and improving the health of Texans. Currently, the vaccines offered through the ASN Program include the following:

  • Hepatitis A vaccine;
  • Hepatitis B vaccine;
  • Combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine;
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine;
  • Measles, mumps, & rubella (MMR) vaccine;
  • Meningococcal vaccine;
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23);
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13);
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis (Tdap) vaccine; and
  • Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine;
  • Varicella vaccine; and
  • Zoster vaccine.

Why do adults need to be vaccinated?

Like infants and children, adults are also at risk for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition to becoming severely ill, infected adults risk spreading these diseases to infants who are too young to be vaccinated. The solution is to vaccinate our adult population to prevent infection with one of these potentially devastating diseases.

Where can I get more information?

Additional details can be found throughout this site via the following pages:

Info for the public    Info for providers    

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

You can email the Adult Safety Net Program coordinator directly at ASNinfo@dshs.state.tx.us.

Last updated August 31, 2016