Vaccine Advisories

The Immunizations Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services is unveiling a new kind of communiqué to inform our public and private collaborators of the latest vaccine information: The Vaccine Advisory. The goal is to disseminate, in a timely manner, practical information related to vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, and the vaccine programs managed by the Immunizations Unit. The Vaccine Advisory will also help clarify how information arising at the national level can impact immunization programs at the state level. Finally, it will provide links to other resources for providers and the public associated with the topic addressed.

The Vaccine Advisory will be issued when new Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations are posted and for other hot topics. Each issue will discuss a single topic; updates will be issued when needed. The Immunizations Unit welcomes readers' input to improve the contents of this document.

Vaccine Advisories Issued by the Immunizations Unit
Date Advisory Print Version
2016-12-23 Advisory No. 28. CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents PDF (466KB)
2016-07-25 Advisory No. 27. Updated Recommendations for Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines PDF (426KB)
2016-03-14 Advisory No. 26. Updated Recommendations for Use of Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccines PDF (396KB)
2015-06-15 Advisory No. 25. Updated Recommendations for Use of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 9-Valent Vaccine, Recombinant PDF (184KB)
2015-04-09 Advisory No. 24. Updated Recommendations for Use of Pneumococcal Vaccines in Adults aged 65 years PDF (399KB)
2012-08-17 Advisory No. 23. Updated Recommendations for Use of Tdap Vaccine in Adults 65 Years and Older PDF (141KB)
2012-03-26 Advisory No. 22. New Recommendations on the Use of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine in Males PDF (142KB)
2012-01-13 Advisory No. 21. Broadened Recommendations for Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) for Certain Children PDF (142KB)
2012-01-11 Advisory No. 20. Updated Recommendations for Use of Tdap in Pregnant Women PDF (159KB)
2012-01-04 Advisory No. 19. Updated Contraindications for Rotavirus Vaccine PDF (141KB)
2011-04-13 Advisory No. 18. Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Recommendations Update PDF (137KB)
2011-04-13 Advisory No. 17. Tdap Vaccine Recommendations Update PDF (141KB)
2010-09-02 Advisory No. 16. Revised Recommendations for Rotavirus Vaccines PDF (141KB)
2010-05-17 Advisory No. 15. Updated Recommendations for the Use of The New 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) PDF (112KB)
2010-04-01 Advisory No. 14. Updated Recommendations for the Use of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine, Including Use in Males PDF (104KB)
2010-02-17 Advisory No. 13. Licensure of a New Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine (Hiberix®) and Updated Recommendations for Use of Hib Vaccine PDF (126KB)
2009-07-06 Advisory No. 12. Kinrix - The New Combined IPV and DTaP Vaccine PDF (126KB)
2009-04-06 Advisory No. 11. New Rotavirus Vaccine Administration Guidelines PDF (103KB)
2009-02-02 Advisory No. 10. Pentacel® (combination DTaP-IPV-Hib) Vaccine PDF (105KB)
2008-10-03 Advisory No. 9. The 2008-2009 Influenza Season PDF (103KB)
2008-07-18 Advisory No. 8. Updated Recommendations on Use of the Combination Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine PDF (97KB)
2008-06-03 Advisory No. 7. The Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) PDF (99KB)
2007-09-21 Advisory No. 6. The 2007-2008 Influenza Season PDF (728KB)
2006-11-29 Advisory No. 5. The Rotavirus Vaccine PDF (138KB)
2006-11-28 Advisory No. 4. Updated Recommendations on the Prevention of Varicella PDF (137KB)
2006-10-26 Advisory No. 3. The combined tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine PDF (164KB)
2006-10-09 Advisory No. 2. The 2006-2007 Influenza Season PDF (160KB)
2006-09-29 Advisory No. 1. The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine PDF (123KB)
Last updated December 23, 2016