Provide vaccines to children 0-18 yrs of age who qualify under the TVFC Eligibility criteria (see criteria under the “Intake Forms” section). Services are provided at Henderson Health Center, Tigua Health Center, Ysleta Health Center, Westside Health Center, Northeast Health Center and Preventive Medicine Center (Immunizations for Adolescents/Adults). Documents needed: current photo ID and immunization record. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Vaccines available: DTAP, Hepatitis B, IPV (Polio), Rotavirus, Pneumococcal (PCV), Haemophilus Influenza B (HIB), Hepatitis A, Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Varicella, TdaP, Td, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Meningococcal and Seasonal Influenza.
Provide Immunizations to adults who qualify under the Adult Safety Net Program (see criteria under the “Eligibility screening Forms” section) Services provided at Henderson Health Center, Tigua Health Center, Ysleta Health Center, Westside Health Center, Northeast Health Center and Preventive Medicine Center. Vaccines available: TDAP, HEP B, TD, MMR. Fee: $25.00 for each vaccine. Please note that at this time we do not provide the shingles vaccine.
Provided at Tigua Health Center only. We provide travel vaccines for a very reasonable fee. Vaccines available: Typhoid $73.00, Hepatitis B $53.00, Hepatitis A $70.00, Meningococcal $139.00, Pneumococcal Polysaccharide $76.00, MMR $56.00, TD $36.00, TDAP $59.00, and Varicella $102.00 (Prices include $25.00 administration fee. Cost of vaccines subject to change due to cost of vaccines).
initiated March 2009. Hep B Program identifies HBsAg positive pregnant women ages 10-50 years. In collaboration with local laboratories, OB-GYN physicians, Family Practice, pediatricians’ Mid wives, and local hospitals which provide the first dose of Hep B or immunoglobulin as needed on the first day of birth we also provide prophylaxis for infants up to three months from the completion of vaccine series. Also provide vaccine to household and sexual contacts of HBsAg positive pregnant women.
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.
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:
(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.)
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:
Underinsured definition according to The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) eligibility guidelines - A child who has commercial (private) health insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines; a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (TVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only); or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured). Insured children with vaccine coverage who have high co-pays or deductibles are no longer considered underinsured. These children are now considered fully, privately insured and are no longer eligible for TVFC vaccines. Make sure to contact your insurance and health care provider to verify your coverage and ensure that your physician has the vaccines your children need to register in time for classes. For more information call (915) 771-5822.expand / collapse
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.
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. It consists of six centers, one Texas Vaccine for Children distribution Center, and one centralized appointment call center. Under the direction of Chief Nursing Officer, staff consist of 12 Clinical Assistants, five Medical assistants, one Registered Nurse, seven Licensed Vocational Nurses, one Secretary, one Public Health Supervisor, one Public Health Specialist, and a Nursing Program Manager.
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.
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:
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.