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    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: (800) 252-9152
    Fax: (512) 776-7288

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Immunization Unit

CDC Pink Book Training: October 25-26, 2016

Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark / Austin, Texas

The Texas Pink Book training is coming up soon! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present a live, two-day comprehensive review of immunization principles, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases and the recommended vaccines to prevent them. The training will be at the Omni Hotel at Southpark in Austin, Texas, from Tuesday, October 25th, through Wednesday, October 26th. The course is designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students.

For information on the location, agenda, CE credits available, and hotel booking information please visit the event’s website at TexasEpiVac.com.

Pentacel® Vaccine Delay

The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program was notified on November 30, 2015, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a temporary manufacturing delay of Sanofi Pastuer's Pentacel® vaccine (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccine). The vaccine delay will result in immediate vaccine allocation of this project to all VFC programs nationwide. The vaccine delay is anticipated to last through the summer of 2016.

In order to ensure that all TVFC providers have access to this vaccine over the next few months, TVFC provider Maximum Stock Levels (MSLs) for Pentacel® will be reduced immediately. However, further vaccine allocation reductions could be implemented based on manufacture and CDC guidance.

Options to reduce the use of Pentacel® include the use of single vaccines for some populations and the use of alternative combination vaccines. Providers should continue to follow the recommended immunization schedule and ensure that patients receive all recommended doses of DTaP, Hib, and polio vaccines.

For additional information, please see the following documents:

Measles Information

Measles Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Measles Overview for School Nurses

Infant Immunizations

To learn more about how you can protect babies with vaccinations, visit one of our infant immunizations pages:

Infants Providers-InfantVaccines

Proteja a sus bebés. Cada vacuna cuenta.Información en Español

Adolescent Immunization Information

To learn more about adolescent immunizations, see our Preteen Vaccines page.


Vacunas para los preadolescentes– información en español

Health-care providers:



ImmTrac ImmTrac - Texas
Immunization Registry
Texas Vaccines for Children Texas Vaccines
for Children
Adolescent & Adult Immunizations
Adolescent and Adult
Texas Vaccine Education
Texas Vaccine
Education Online
Safety Net

Informational Microsites

CollegeVaccineRequirements.com - Your source for information on MCV4 vaccine requirements

Protect babies. Get vaccinated.
Vaccines aren't just for kids

Pertussis (whooping cough) prevention through vaccine coccooning

Flu vaccines for pregnant women

Importance of vaccines at any age; types of vaccines adults need; vaccine safety

Benefits of using ImmTrac to track vaccines; how to register with ImmTrac


Vaccine Information Statements

10 Steps to Starting a Vaccination Clinic

Vaccine Services:

Last updated October 19, 2016