Immunization Unit

The goals of the DSHS Immunization Unit are to eliminate the spread of vaccine preventable diseases by increasing vaccine coverage for Texans, raise awareness of the diseases that vaccines prevent, and educate the public about vaccine safety. We do this through administration of the Texas immunization registry (ImmTrac), which provides access to immunization records, establishment of school immunization rules, and administration of the Texas Vaccines for Children and Adult Safety Net programs, which provide low-cost vaccines to eligible children and adults.



School & Child-Care Immunization Requirements

Learn about which vaccines students are required to have in order to attend schools, colleges, and universities in Texas.Continue Reading



Request Immunization Records
from the ImmTrac2 Immunization Registry

If you need proof of immunization for a child or adult, start here for an explanation of how to obtain your records from ImmTrac2. Since 2005, Texas law has required that all healthcare providers report to the Texas Immunization Registry all vaccines administered to children younger than 18 years of age. Continue Reading



Recommended Immunization Schedules

Learn about which vaccines are recommended for children and adults, and download schedules for reference offline.Continue Reading




Low-Cost Immunizations for Children

Texas Vaccines for Children provides vaccines to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay.Continue Reading




Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) Downloads

VIS are informational documents produced by the CDC that explain both the benefits and risks of a vaccine to vaccine recipients.Continue Reading



Program News and Updates

 

 ACIP Recommends Against Use of Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (FluMist Quadrivalent Vaccine)

November 30, 2016

On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published the annual recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the prevention and control of influenza with vaccines. As per the updated recommendations, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) is not recommended for use in the 2016-17 influenza season. This was due to the demonstrated low effectiveness against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in the United States during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 seasons. Continue Reading



Last updated May 31, 2017