The U.S. Public Health Service has designated the Texas Department of State Health Services as the governmental entity in the State of Texas which is responsible for determining which physicians in the state are authorized to administer yellow fever vaccine for persons who travel outside the United States. The Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization Branch is responsible for maintaining and updating the list of certified yellow fever physicians, processing application requests, issuing stamps, and the tracking of doses administered.
("To comply with the International Health Regulations (2005), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis. CDC requests that you destroy any unused old certificates and begin using the new certificate no later than December 15, 2007. Currently, yellow fever is the only disease under the International Health Regulations (2005) for which proof of vaccination may be required for foreign travelers. Previously issued certificates remain acceptable proof of vaccination against yellow fever as long as the certificate is valid. The new certificates are available for purchase from the Government Printing Office bookstore. To order, please visit: http:/bookstore.gpo.gov/collections/vaccination.jsp or call toll-free (866) 512-1800.")
All other questions relating to immunizations for foreign travel should be directed to the Infectious Disease Control Unit at 512.458.7676 or refer to the CDC Travel Information web page.
The CDC has developed a web-based registry of yellow fever vaccination clinics located in the US. This list of authorized clinics is accessible from CDC's Travelers' Health website at: National Yellow Fever Provider list
New Uniform Stamp fees effective 12/07/07. Fees are in compliance with revisions of the Texas Administrative Code, TITLE 25, PART 1, CHAPTER 97, SUBCHAPTER G; found on line at Yellow Fever Rule.
- New Uniform Stamp Fee: Each new applicant is required to submit a fee of $68 by personal check, cashier's check, or money order along with the completed application.
- Uniform Stamp Renewal Fee: In January of each year, each physician holding a Uniform Stamp is required to pay an annual fee of $38. The physician shall submit the $38 by personal check, cashier's check, or money order to the branch with the agency's Annual Renewal Form.
- Uniform Stamp Replacement Fee: A fee of $50 will be required for issuing replacement Uniform Stamps in the event the original is lost or stolen.
Physicians interested in participating as a yellow fever designated vaccination clinic, may submit a completed application form (available in Word or PDF format):
Uniform Stamp Application Forms:
Uniform Stamp Renewal Forms:
Uniform Stamp Replacement Forms:
Please mark your payment "ZZ304-008" to expedite correct designation. Personal check, cashier's check, or money order payable to the Texas Department of State Health Services and mail to:
Cash Receipts Branch, MC 2003
Department of State Health Services
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
For more information, please contact Bruce Chatmon at 888.963.7111 or 512.458.7284.