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    Immunization Branch
    Central Office
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: (512) 776-3711
    Fax: (512) 458-7288

    TVFC Provider Enrollment Fax: (512) 776-7743

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The purpose of the observance is to highlight the importance of immunizations, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century.  Please join the Immunization Branch in celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month as we highlight different populations each week in August. 

For the week of August 23-29, 2015, NIAM will be focusing on Infants and Children.  Please visit the DSHS Immunization Branch's National Immunization Awareness Month Infants and Children website for additional information and resources.

  

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Vaccine Recommendations for Natural Disasters

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization Branch, is issuing the following guidance and immunization recommendations for natural disasters.  The guidance contains information on recommended vaccines for first responders, disaster evacuees, and evacuees in crowded group settings.  The guidance and immunization recommendations for natural disasters can be found here


Update on 2015-2016 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12

The 2015-2016 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12 have been released and can be found hereAs legislatively-mandated by §97.63 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), the immunization requirements for Texas students have been updated.  No new vaccines are required for the upcoming school year.

Please disregard previous versions of the 2015-2016 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 


Measles Information

Measles Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

 

Measles Overview for School Nurses

 


Flu Season Resources

Learn about Who Needs A Flu Vaccine.

Visit our 2014-2015 Influenza (Flu) Season page for additional resources and information to help keep you and your loved ones healthy this season.

 


Infant Immunizations

To learn more about how you can protect babies with vaccinations, visit one of our infant immunizations pages:

Infants    Providers-InfantVaccines

Proteja a sus bebés. Cada vacuna cuenta.Información en Español


Adolescent Immunization Information:

To learn more about adolescent immunizations, see our Preteen Vaccines page.

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Vacunas para los preadolescentes – información en español

Health-care providers:

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Radio PSAs:

Video PSAs are available on our YouTube channel.


Programs:


Informational Microsites:

CollegeVaccineRequirements
CollegeVaccineRequirements.com - Your source for information on MCV4 vaccine requirements

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Protect2.org

Pertussis (whooping cough) prevention through vaccine coccooning

Flu vaccines for pregnant women

Importance of vaccines at any age; types of vaccines adults need; vaccine safety

Benefits of using ImmTrac to track vaccines; how to register with ImmTrac

 


Resources:


10 Steps to Starting a Vaccination Clinic


Vaccine Services:


Last updated August 22, 2015