No, you do not have to pay for the vaccines for your children under the Texas Vaccines for Children, however, you may pay a small immunization adminstration fee if you children are not covered by Medicaid/Chip program.
Animal bites should be immediately reported to the Animal Services division of the city in which the bite occurred. In addition, the bite victim should contact his/her healthcare provider to receive instructions on the necessity of tetanus vaccination and/or rabies treatment.
ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry, is a no-cost service offered by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. When a health-care provider administers an immunization and you consent to registering this information, the statewide immunization registry, known as Immtrac, is notified. The benefits to register the information help parents locate shot records for the children and prevent over immunized their child due to lost shot records. Also, the immunization schedule is confusing and parents often do not realize that their child is due for an immunization.
ImmTrac Consent Forms are available at Garland Public Health Department Clinical Services.
Download the ImmTrac Consent Form at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/tvfc. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
Any health-care provider registered with ImmTrac
Garland Health Department Clinical Services or
Mail to: Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization, Branch – ImmTrac Group, MC 1946, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347 or (512) 458-7790 Fax.
Call our Outreach Specialist if you have questions related to ImmTrac.
Adults need vaccines throughout their life. Store your immunization records in Immtrac, the Texas Immunization registry. It is a FREE, secure, confidential services that stores immunization records electronically in one centralized system. ImmTrac is available to Texas of all ages.
To register for ImmTrac participation, you must grant consent in writing. Anyone 18 years or older may consent to participate in ImmTrac.Past, as well as current, immunizations can be added to the record at any time.
Obtain an ImmTrac Consent Form from Garland Health Department Clinical Services. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
Any health-care provider registered with ImmTrac.
Garland Health Department Clinical Services, or
Mail to: Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization Branch – ImmTrac Group, MC 1946, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347 (512) 458-7790 Fax.
Staying healthy is a lifelong job, and you're never too old to be immunized!
Getting a dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) is especially important if you have contact with an infant. Other immunizations available for adults include influenza (every year), pneumococcal, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and varicella (chickenpox).
The CDC recommends patients 50 and up to get the Shingles vaccine.
Consult your healthcare provider to determine your need for other vaccines or visit the following websites to determine what you need:
On January 1, 2012, new state meningitis vaccine requirements go into effect that require certain college students to present proof of receiving a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) within the past 5 years. Contact the institution you are planning to attend for specific instructions.