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 2-8, 2015, NIAM will be focusing on Preteens and Adolescents. Please visit the DSHS Immunization Branch National Immunization Awareness Month Preteen and Adolescent website for additional information and resources.
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 here. As 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 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
Measles Overview for School Nurses
To learn more about how you can protect babies with vaccinations, visit one of our infant immunizations pages:
Proteja a sus bebés. Cada vacuna cuenta. – Información en Español
Adolescent Immunization Information:
CollegeVaccineRequirements.com - Your source for information on MCV4 vaccine requirements