Become an ASN Provider - Adult Safety Net Program


About the Program

Currently, there are significant numbers of adults in Texas who are not immunized for recommended vaccinations, meaning that they are at an increased risk of developing vaccine-preventable diseases. Your participation in the ASN Program would help to address this important public health issue by providing access to vaccines for uninsured adults. Also, since ASN Program vaccines are of no cost to your facility, and you may charge an administration fee of up to $25 per vaccine, joining the ASN Program is both beneficial to your business, as well as to the health of Texans.


Provider Eligibility

Provider types that may enroll in the ASN Program include, but may not be limited to, clinics that are formally recognized as one of the following:

  • DSHS Public Health Regions (PHR);
  • Local Health Departments (LHD);
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
  • Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

    Enrollment

    New Providers

    If you are not enrolled in ASN, please consider enrolling. The process is simple:
    1. Verify that you meet the provider eligibility requirements.
    2. Complete the Vaccine Education Online web-based training course and submit the certificate of completion.
    3. Complete Module 10 (Vaccine Storage and Handling) and Module 16 (Vaccines for Children) of the CDC You Call The Shots Training, and submit certificates of completion.
    4. Complete the Vaccine Allocation and Ordering System (VAOS) Training  and submit the certificate of completion.
    5. Complete and submit your TVFC/ASN Enrollment
    6. Agree to screen for patient eligibility and maintain screening records.
    7. Agree to maintain vaccine safety and inventory.

    If you are not currently enrolled in the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program, please contact the Adult and Adolescent Immunization coordinator for your health service region.

    Texas Vaccines for Children Providers

    If you are currently enrolled in the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program and are interested in becoming an Adult Safety Net Program provider, contact your responsible entity. Only the following types of providers can be ASN Providers:

    • DSHS Public Health Regions (PHR);
    • Local Health Departments (LHD);
    • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC)
    • Rural Health Clinics (RHC)
    • Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

    Vaccines Offered

    The current DSHS Adult Safety Net vaccine formulary includes the following vaccines:

    • Hepatitis A vaccine
    • Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine
    • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
    • Measles, mumps, & rubella (MMR) vaccine
    • Meningococcal vaccine
    • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23)
    • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV20)
    • Tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis (Tdap) vaccine
    • Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine
    • Varicella vaccine

    Additional Questions

    For further questions, please contact the Adult Safety Net Program Coordinator at ASNInfo@dshs.texas.gov.

    Last updated June 1, 2022