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Important News


Title: Administrative Fee Change Provider Letter (PDF, 123KB)
Date: May 17, 2016
Summary: Effective 5/17/2016, the administration fee that the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) providers may charge eligible patients has been reduced to $14.85 per dose.

Title: TVFC Changes to Vaccine Contract Provider Letter (PDF, 54KB)
Date: April 1, 2016
Summary: The CDC has discontinued HPV2 (Cervarix) and HPV4 (Gardasil) from the Vaccines for Children program. As a result, these vaccines are no longer available for ordering.

Title: Pentacel® Supply Limited and Changes to the Guidance for Children during the Pentacel Manufacturer's Delay. (PDF, 354KB)
Date: December 30, 2015
Summary: As the Pentacel vaccine supply is currently limited, this document provides updated guidance regarding dosage to be delivered at 2, 4, and 6 months of age.

Title: Flyer for 2015 Texas Immunization Conference (PDF, 213KB)
Date: September 18, 2015
Summary: The 2015 Texas Immunization Conference will be held from November 18-20th. The theme will be Promoting a Healthy Texas: Communicate, Educate and Vaccinate.

Title: Updating Vaccine Choice Memo (PDF, 439KB)
Date: June 26, 2015
Summary: Beginning on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, TVFC providers may update vaccine choices through the Electronic Vaccine Inventory (EVI) system.

Title: Vaccine Advisory - Updated Recommendations for Use of HPV 9-Valent Vaccine (PDF, 258KB)
Date: June 15, 2015
Summary: June 2015 memo, summarizing the new recommendations for use of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-Valent vaccine, which became official on 03/27/15.

Title: Prepare and Plan Ahead for Back-to-School Immunizations (PDF, 709KB)
Date: June 9, 2015
Summary: June 2015 memo from the Texas Vaccines for Children Program, reminding all providers to prepare and plan ahead for back-to-school immunizations.

Title: TVFC Data Logger Usage Survey (PDF, 436KB)
Date: June 2, 2015
Summary: The Texas Vaccines for Children Program recommends the use of continuous temperature monitoring systems (data loggers) to monitor the temperature of vaccines.

Title: Updating Vaccine Choice Memo (PDF, 519KB)
Date: May 13,2015
Summary: Beginning on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, TVFC providers may update vaccine choices through the Electronic Vaccine Inventory (EVI) system.

Title: Voluntary Recall of 2014 -2015 FLULAVAL® QUADRIVALENT Thimerosal-Free Pre-Filled Syringes (PFS) (PDF, 1.1MB)
Date: April 17, 2015
Summary: All remaining doses of 2014-2015 FLULAVAL® QUADRIVALENT Pre-Filled Syringes are being recalled due to the potential for reduced efficacy of the included B strains.

Title: Product Recall: 2014-2015 Fluzone® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine) Multidose Vials (PDF, 448KB)
Date: April 24, 2015
Summary: Letter informing immunization providers of a voluntary product recall of 2014-2015 Fluzone® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine) multidose vials.

Title: Expansion of Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program Formulary (PDF, 389KB)
Date: May 1, 2015
Summary: Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, three new vaccines will routinely be available for participating ASN providers to order and administer to eligible adults.

Title: Investigation of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Children, 2014 (PDF, 342KB)
Date: April 27, 2015
Summary: DSHS is investigating reports of children who developed sudden onset of weakness in one or more arms or legs and had MRI scans showing spinal cord inflammation

Title: Vaccine Ordering Privileges Suspended due to failure to Re-Enroll Texas Vaccines for Children Program (PDF, 747KB)
Date: April 14, 2015
Summary: All providers were required to update their clinic information by 3/31/2015, including changes in vaccine usage volume, clinic contact information and other changes.

Title: Texas Vaccines for Children Program Annual Re-enrollment Reminder (PDF, 129KB)
Date: March 16, 2015
Summary: The 2015 TVFC Program re-enrollment began on January 30, 2015 and ends on March 31, 2015. All providers are required to update their clinic information.

Title: TVFC 2015 Reporting Requirements for Deputized Providers (PDF, 106KB)
Date: February 27, 2015
Summary: Texas Vaccines for Children Program memorandum, issued February 2015, regarding reporting requirements for providers who are considered deputized.

Title: Notice to Providers, 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule Available (PDF, 97KB)
Date: February 9, 2015
Summary: The 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule is now available online. The Immunization Branch is currently in the process of printing the 2015 Adult Immunization Schedule.

Title: Texas Vaccines for Children Providers - Updating Vaccine Choices (PDF, 144KB)
Date: February 6, 2015
Summary: Beginning on Monday, February 9, 2015, TVFC providers may update vaccine choices through the Electronic Vaccine Inventory (EVI) system.

Title: 2015 Childhood Immunization Schedule is Now Available Online (PDF, 111KB)
Date: January 30, 2015
Summary: Every year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) develops recommendations for routine use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults.

Title: DSHS and CDC Urge Healthcare Professionals to Consider Measles (PDF, 75KB)
Date: January 30, 2015
Summary: As of January 2015, more than 68 people from eleven states were reported to have measles. Providers should consider measles when evaluating patients with febrile rash.

Title: Program Annual Re-Enrollment (PDF, 77KB)
Date: January 30, 2015
Summary: The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program would like to announce the opening of the 2015 annual re-enrollment period from 1/30/2015 to 3/31/2015.

Title: Program Annual Re-Enrollment (PDF, 1.1MB)
Date: January 30, 2015
Summary: The TVFC 2015 annual re-enrollment period will begin on January 30, 2015 and end on March 31, 2015. This year, re-enrollment will be conducted electronically.

Title: Provider Agreement Form (PDF, 1.2MB)
Date: January 30, 2015
Summary: To receive publicly funded vaccines, medical directors must agree to TVFC conditions on behalf of themselves and all others associated with the facility.

Title: Provider Agreement Worksheet - 2015 (PDF, 133KB)
Date: January 30, 2015
Summary: The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program has prepared this worksheet to aid providers in completing the 2015 TVFC re-enrollment process.

Title: Policy 0015-1 Routine and Emergency Vaccine Storage and Handling (PDF, 218KB)
Date: January 15, 2015
Summary: The DSHS Immunization Branch has developed Vaccine Management Plan Templates (E11-11190) as a resource available to all TVFC providers.

Title: Policy 0015-2 TVFC Vaccine Transfer Authorization Form Revision (PDF, 1.7MB)
Date: January 15, 2015
Summary: The TVFC Program has revised the Vaccine Transfer Authorization Form to provide further clarification regarding vaccine transfer in the event of an emergency.

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