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Texas Vaccines For Children

The Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC) manages the vaccine distribution for 118 TVFC Providers in El Paso and surrounding areas. TVFC staff conducts yearly Immunization record audit for daycares/Headstarts and public/private schools; provides technical support, ImmTrac-Texas Immunization Registry training, Immunization Schedule/Vaccine Management training to TVFC providers; conducts educational presentations, participates at different community events.

For more information check out our Texas Vaccines for Children Program page.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/tvfc/default.shtm

ImmTrac - Texas Immunization Registry

ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization registry, for children and adults, is a free service offered by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). ImmTrac is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. ImmTrac safely consolidates and stores immunization information electronically in one centralized system.

For more information visit:
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/immtrac/parents_public.shtm#immover

(If you are 18 years or older and would like to continue to have your immunization information stored in the ImmTrac Registery, please visity one of our health centers to register and sign a consent form.)

Don't Wait, Vaccinate!

It's time to make sure your children are vaccinated in time for the back-to-school season. In order for clients, birth through 18 years of age, to be eligible to receive Texas Vaccines For Children (TVFC) immunizations at the Department of Public Health Clinics, they must be:

 

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccine-preventable disease levels are at or near record lows. However, we are unable to take this for granted. It is important that children and adults continue to receive their immunizations on time every time. If we stopped vaccinating, diseases that are almost unknown would reappear in our community. Vaccines are designed not to just protect our children but our grandchildren and their grandchildren. Here is some information about the diseases that vaccines protect against.

Invasive pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children under the age of 2. Meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain that is difficult to treat because of drug resistance. The pneumococcal conjugate (PCV7, Prevnar@) and the pneumococcal polysaccharide (Pneumovax23@) vaccines are used for protection.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Public Health Immunization Program is to immunize the uninsured population in El Paso, and surrounding areas in order to stop vaccine preventable diseases. The program provides immunizations to uninsured children and adults of all ages.

Program Office
5115 El Paso Drive
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone 915-771-5822
Fax 915-771-5745

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Health Center Locations and Operating Hours

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Notice

Public Health clinics will no longer serve Fully privately insured children. Changes effective Jan. 01, 2012.

For more information on Immunizations, Immunization Schedules (Infants, Children and Adult), TVFC Program, ImmTrac, School/Daycare requirements or to review qualification guidelines, please visit the following websites:

Forms

Intake Forms

For faster service click here, please complete the attached intake form. Print and submit the completed form at time of your appointment.

Para un servicio mas rápido haga click aqui, por favor llene el formulario adjunto, imprima y traiga la forma con usted a la hora de su cita.

Eligibility Screening Forms
Please complete the top of the attached form found here, answer all questions and sign it. Print and bring the form with you, or be prepared to complete during your appointment.

Por favor termine la parte superior de la forma adjunta que se encuentra aquí, conteste todas las preguntas y fírmela. Imprima y traiga la forma con usted o esté preparado para terminarla durante su cita.

 
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