The purpose of the Immunization Program is to:
- Prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases,
- 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 Region 9/10.
Recruiting and retaining providers for the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC)
The TVFC Program provides vaccines at no cost to providers so they can provide it them to eligible children at little or no cost. Providers include licensed Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants. Region 9/10 Immunization staff work to recruit providers to include school districts, emergency medical technicians, and pharmacists. Eligible children include uninsured or underinsured children, children who are covered by CHIP, Native American or Alaskan Native children, and children on Medicaid.
For more information on the TVFC Program or to enroll as a provider, please contact the TVFC Team Lead at 432-571-4132.
Promoting Age-appropriate Vaccinations for Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Promoting the effective use of the statewide immunization registry, ImmTrac2
ImmTrac2 is designed to consolidate immunization records from multiple sources throughout the state and offers many benefits to healthcare providers and their patients. Region 9/10 Immunization staff provide assistance for enrolling in ImmTrac2, education, and training on the use of the registry, or assisting in locating a shot record. For more information on ImmTrac2, please call 432-571-4142.
Determining the vaccine coverage levels in Region 9/10
Region 9/10 Immunization Program determines the vaccine coverage levels in Region 9/10 by conducting population assessments in childcare facilities, public and private schools, and in counties using the Texas Country Retrospective Immunization School Survey (TCRISS). For county-specific coverage levels visit: /immunize/coverage/TCRISS/
Providing immunization education to the public and medical providers
Region 9/10 Immunization Program provides education and educational materials to the public on the importance of vaccines, and vaccine-preventable diseases and promotes vaccines and immunizations during National Infant Immunization Week in April and National Immunization Awareness Month in August.
Public Health Region 9/10 Immunization Program provides education and training to 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 training and conferences.
For free immunization educational materials and literature visit this page.
Collaborating and partnering with others to improve vaccine coverage levels and promote immunization
Region 9/10 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.
Immunization Program Supervisor
2301 N. Big Spring, Suite 300
Midland, TX 79705
Region 9-10 Immunization Contacts
|TVFC Team Lead||432-571-4132|
|TVFC Program Representative Region 9||432-571-4137|
|Adult/Adolescent Immunization Coordinator||432-571-4110|
|TVFC Program Representative Region 10||915-834-7924|
|School & Childcare Immunization Audit Coordinator||432-571-4147|
|Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Nurse Region 1, 9/10||432-571-4146|