Public Health Region (PHR) 6-5S Immunization Program

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Sabrina Stanley
Immunization Program Manager
Main number: 713-767-3410

Immunization Information for the Public
 
Immunization Information for Providers How to obtain copies of shot records. vaccine education online 

Immunization Program Vision:
To provide safe and effective vaccines to Texas’ children, teens and adults.

Immunization Program Mission:

  • to prevent and control vaccine-preventable disease
  • to promote proper vaccine management, storage and handling by providing support and education to our Providers
  • provide and administer vaccines
  • promote age-appropriate vaccination of all Texans
  • conduct disease surveillance activities; assess vaccine coverage levels and 
  • establish partnerships and collaborations with public and private participants who share the common vision of community well-being to improve the quality and longevity of the people in PHR 6/5S

Our program is committed to increasing vaccine coverage levels of all age groups by:

  • Performing community outreach activities designed to Increase awareness of the importance of early childhood, adolescent and adult vaccination to prevent disease
  • Promoting age-appropriate vaccination for all Texans
  • Assessing vaccine coverage levels
  • Providing and administering vaccines
  • Conducting disease surveillance activities
  • Establishing partnerships and collaborations with public and private healthcare providers sharing the vision of enhanced community well-being while also improving the longevity and quality of life of the people in PHR 6/5S
Collaborating and partnering with others to improve vaccine coverage levels and promote immunizations
The Immunization Program works with community and civic groups, schools, faith-based organizations and other agencies to promote immunizations and provide immunization information and education to these groups and the public.  

Providing immunization education to the public and medical providers
The Immunization Program provides education and educational materials to the public on the importance of vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases and promotes vaccines and immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week in April , National Immunization Awareness Month in August, Adult Immunization Week in November and National Infant Immunization Week in December.

The Immunization Program provides education and training to medical providers on immunization recommendations and requirements, vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases and surveillance, vaccine storage and handling, vaccine inventory reporting, Texas Vaccines For Children program requirements, ImmTrac2, recall/reminder systems and minimum state vaccine requirements for children and students as well as information on CDC immunization trainings and conferences.

For free immunization educational materials and literature visit https://secure.immunizetexasorderform.com/default.asp 

Promoting the effective use of the Texas Immunization Registry
ImmTrac2, our statewide Immunization Information System (IIS), is changing its name to TEXIIS. It’s designed to consolidate immunization records from multiple sources throughout the State, and offers many benefits to health care providers and their patients. Immunization staff members provide assistance with enrollment in registry, education and training on use of the registry and assistance in locating a shot record. You may visit http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/immtrac/default.shtm for additional information

Determining the vaccine coverage levels in Public Health Region 6-5 South
The Immunization Program determines the vaccine coverage levels in PHR 6/5S by conducting population assessments in childcare facilities, public and private schools and in counties using the Texas Country Retrospective Immunization School Survey (TCRISS).  Assessments are also conducted at these facilities to ensure that they are compliant with Texas’s school and child care vaccine requirements.  For more information on these requirements please visit:
http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/.

Recommended Immunization Schedules

Vaccine Schedules based on Age Group:
http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/schedule/default.shtm

Vaccines Schedules Based on Medical Condition:
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult-conditions-shell.html


Foreign Travel Vaccines
Some vaccine preventable diseases are more prevalent in many foreign countries. Depending on your destination, certain vaccines may be required prior to your departure. Some of these vaccines require more than one dose in order to provide full protection:  it is important to consider the recommended intervals needed between doses well in advance of your departure date to ensure complete immunization. For additional information about which vaccines are required or recommended for foreign travel you may visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.  


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Last updated April 18, 2018