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Immunization Branch

Contact Information

The Immunizations Branch may be reached by phone at (800) 252-9152.

Schools & Childcare Facilities Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements

The following charts summarize the vaccine requirements incorporated in Title 25 Health Services, §§97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code. They are not intended as substitutes for consulting the Texas Administrative Code, which has other provisions and details. The Texas Department of State Health Services is granted the authority to set immunization requirements by Texas Education Code, Chapter 38 and Human Resource Code, Chapter 42.

News & Updates

Flu Vaccination Information Required on Public School Websites

In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill No. 1059, also known as the Emily Lastinger Act, which requires all public school districts to post immunization information prominently on the school district’s website, if the district has one.

Read more in the Influenza Letter to Schools, February 2016 (PDF, 114KB).

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 (PDF, 65KB) 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.

Request Immunization Records

To obtain a copy of an official immunization record, complete and submit the Form F11-11406, Authorization to Release Official Immunization History (PDF, 292KB).

For additional questions regarding immunization records, please contact us.

ImmTrac Participation and Enrollment

Please see the ImmTrac for Everyone website for detailed information on participating in ImmTrac as a parent, individual, or healthcare provider.

For Parents & the Public

For Healthcare Providers

Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC)

For additional help and assistance regarding the TVFC program, please contact us.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

For Vaccine Information Statements and corresponding addendums, see the Immunization Branch Literature & Forms page.

Please contact us for assistance locating publications.

Immunization Recommendations for Natural Disasters

The Immunization Recommendations for Natural Disasters (PDF, 43KB) document contains information on natural disasters, immunization recommendations for disaster responders, and evacuees in crowded group settings.

Adolescent Immunization Information

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

Preteen Vaccines for Parents

Health-care providers:

Preteen Vaccines for Healthcare Providers

Last Updated May 2, 2016

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