Health Departments

Responsible Entities (REs), along with Public Health Regions (PHRs) and Local Health Departments (LHDs), ensure a smooth transition between DSHS central office staff and program providers.

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PHRs and contracted LHDs who oversee immunizers enrolled in DSHS programs are responsible for ensuring facilities in their jurisdiction comply with state and federal standards. This includes the Texas Vaccine for Children (TVFC) and Adult Safety Net (ASN) programs. REs are responsible for ensuring compliance and vaccine ordering through the Vaccine Ordering and Allocation System (VAOS).

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