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Texas Vaccines For Children
The Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC) manages the vaccine distribution for 118 TVFC Providers in El Paso and surrounding areas. TVFC staff conducts yearly Immunization record audit for daycares/headstarts and public/private schools; provides technical support, ImmTrac-Texas Immunization Registry training, Immunization Schedule/Vaccine Management training to TVFC providers; conducts educational presentations, participates in different community events.
For more information check out our Texas Vaccines for Children Program page.
The Texas Immunization registry, for children and adults, is a free service offered by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). ImmTrac is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. ImmTrac safely consolidates and stores immunization information electronically in one centralized system.
For more information visit:
(If you are 18 years or older and would like to continue to have your immunization information stored in the ImmTrac Registery, please visit one of our health centers to register and sign a consent form.)
Don't Wait, Vaccinate!
It's time to make sure your children are vaccinated especially in time for the back-to-school season. In order for clients, birth through 18 years of age, to be eligible to receive Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) immunizations at the Department of Public Health Clinics, they must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Medicaid eligible
- Uninsured: a child who has no health insurance coverage
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Enrolled in CHIP
Underinsured definition according to The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) eligibility guidelines –
- A child who has commercial (private) health insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines; or
- A child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (TVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only)
Insured children with vaccine coverage who have high co-pays or deductibles are no longer considered underinsured. These children are now considered fully, privately insured and are no longer eligible for TVFC vaccines.
Make sure to contact your insurance and health care provider to verify your coverage and ensure that your physician has the vaccines your children need to register in time for classes. For more information, call (915) 212-6555.
ADULTS NEED VACCINES TOO!
The Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program allows eligible adults to receive vaccines at low cost. In order for adults to be eligible to receive ASN immunizations at the Department of Public Health Clinic, they must be 19 years of age or older and meet one of the following ASN eligibility criteria:
- No Health Insurance
- 19 Yr. Old referred to the Public Health Dept. to finish a vaccine series, initiated under the Texas Vaccine For Children Program (TVFC)
For more information call (915) 212-6555.
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. However, we are unable to take this for granted. It is important that children and adults continue to receive their immunizations on time every time. If we stopped vaccinating, diseases that are almost unknown would reappear in our community. Vaccines are designed not to just protect our children but our grandchildren and their grandchildren.
For more information on Immunizations, Immunization Schedules (Infants, Children and Adult), TVFC Program, ImmTrac, School/Daycare requirements or to review qualification guidelines, please visit the following websites:
Information for Travelers
Eligibility Screening Forms
Please complete the top of the attached form found here, answer all questions and sign it. Print and bring the form with you, or be prepared to complete during your appointment.
5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
The mission of the Department of Public Health Immunization Program is to immunize the uninsured population in El Paso, and surrounding areas in order to stop vaccine preventable diseases. The program provides immunizations to uninsured children and adults of all ages.