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Texas Vaccines for Children patient eligibility changes in low cost vaccinations effective January 1, 2012.


The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed policy changes to the Texas Vaccines for Children childhood vaccine program in response to reductions in state and federal funding. Children who have private insurance that cover vaccines will no longer be eligible to receive TVFC vaccines in Dallas County Health and Human Services Immunization clinics. Instead these children will be referred to their medical home for immunization services. Clients eligible to receive (TVFC) immunizations at Dallas County Health and Human Services are:

  • Medicaid eligible
  • Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Enrolled in CHIP
  • Underinsured*


(*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.)


The Preventive Health Division at Dallas County Health and Human Services are committed to ensuring quality service and assurance to all clients. For more information call 214 819-2163.

DCHHS charges $10 per patient for their first visit and $5 for subsequent visits. Services are free for individuals with valid Medicaid cards.

Parents are asked to bring their child’s immunization records. A $5 fee will be charged for a replacement copy. Immunization records may only be available if the client has been seen at one of DCHHS’ clinics before.

For a list of clinic hours and locations, click here.

Health-care Providers: For Meningococcal vaccine requirements for entering college students,
click here.

Dallas County Health and Human Services Advises Public to Vaccinate for Pertussis

Pertussis is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis and transmitted from person to person by coughing, sneezing or close contact. The most effective way to prevent pertussis is by vaccinating with DTaP for infants and children, and with Tdap for preteens, teens and adults.

Click to download Pertussis information:

Fact Sheet in English and Spanish

Hand-out in English and Spanish

Poster in English and Spanish

 

Visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ or
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/default.shtm for more information.

Get help translating foreign immunization records.

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at zthompson@dallascounty.org.

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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