Information for Parents - Texas Vaccines for Children

The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program provides low-cost vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Eligible for participation in the Medicaid program
  • Enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) 1
  • American Indian or Alaska Native (As defined by 25 U.S.C. 1603)
  • Uninsured Children: Children who do not have health insurance
  • Underinsured Children: Children with private insurance but coverage 2:
    • Does not include vaccines
    • Only includes select vaccines

1. Though children whose insurance pays for vaccines do not qualify for TVFC vaccine, CHIP children do qualify by special arrangement.

2. Underinsured children must be seen by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Regional Health Clinic (RHC), or deputized clinic.

For information on low-cost adult immunizations, please see the Adult Safety Net Program.

How do I Find a Provider?

The following map provides information on local health departments, federally qualified health centers, and rural health clinics enrolled in the TVFC program.

For information on additional provider locations, please call the DSHS Immunizations Unit at (800) 252-9152 and inquire about how to locate private providers near you who participate in the TVFC program.

Download Spreadsheet of TVFC Providers (XLS)

Geocoding provided by Texas A&M Geoservices.

Which Vaccines are Offered?

  • DTaP
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hib
  • HPV
  • Influenza
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella
  • MMRV
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Tdap/Td
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Zoster (Shingles)

Which Vaccines do I Need?

Contact your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are needed for your child.

Also see the CDC's Recommended Vaccine Schedules:

Last updated May 3, 2018