Texas Department of State Health Services

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Find info on vaccines, testing, prevention, and more.

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Infant formula shortage

More info at Maternal and Child Health

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Stay safe this summer

Follow these tips so the fun keeps going.

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

See the signs. Start a conversation.

Monkeypox: What to Know

A researcher works with a petri dish. Monkeypox virus can spread when a person comes into close contact with an infected animal, infected person, or materials contaminated with the virus.

More info on Monkeypox

Notice of Stakeholder Meeting for 2024-2025 Biennium Legislative Appropriations Request

The Texas state flag in the shape of Texas. DSHS wants to hear from the public as it prepares its 2024-2025 Legislative Appropriations Request. The LAR is the agency’s funding request ahead of next year’s meeting of the Texas Legislature and reflects agency priorities for the upcoming two-year budget cycle.

The DSHS LAR hearing will let people tell the agency what they think is important for public heath to focus on in the coming years. It is scheduled for July 26 at 1 p.m. in Austin and will be streamed online.

More LAR info

June launches hurricane season

Top view of a hurricane. Atlantic hurricane season is from June through November. Hurricanes can cause serious damage even hundreds of miles from the coast.

Be informed. Make a Plan. Build a kit.

Be #TexasReady