Texas Department of State Health Services

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12 Days of Holiday Food Safety

Learn about keeping foodborne illness away this season.

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Getting the flu is easy.

Getting a flu shot is easier!

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Vaping Epidemic

Severe lung illness in people who vape

Birth & Death Certificates

Birth certificate order formYou may experience longer than normal telephone hold and certificate processing times.

Order records online 24/7

Toy Safety: Keep Playtime Safe

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Each year, more than 180,000 children are treated in an ER for a toy-related injury. Buy age-appropriate toys this season. Read warning labels and check for recalls.

Choose Toys Wisely!

Be informed. Make a plan. Build a kit. #TexasReady

An icon of a backpack for disaster preparedness.Traveling this holiday season? Remember, disasters can strike anywhere. Being prepared for the unexpected brings peace of mind. Build a kit with the essentials your family and pets may need.

Get ahead of what's ahead!