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Texas Vaccine For Children Program

Dallas County Health and Human Services - 2377 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

Telephone: 214-819-2000

The basis of the Texas Vaccine for Children Program (TVCP) ensures that vaccine be made available at no cost to providers so that children who meet the eligibility requirements get the immunizations they need.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured and underinsured children. Many of these children are susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases because they simply are not getting their immunizations according to the recommended schedule. Under the program, children who meet at least one fo the following criteria are eligible to receive free vaccinations:

  • Medicaid eligible- a child who is eligible for the Medicaid program
  • Uninsured- a child who has no health insurance
  • Native American or of Native Alaskan heritage- as defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)
  • Underinsured- a child who has health insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines; a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines

Because there are so many children in this state who are in these groups, Dallas County Health and Human Services actively recruits medical providers to join the VFC Program.

To join, providers must fill out enrollment and profile forms.

Providers cannot charge for the vaccine provided through the program, but charging patients a reasonable administration fee is allowed. Providers must agree to screen for eligibility and maintain screening records.

Vaccine is ordered through regional state offices. Monthly vaccine usage must be reported to DCHHS. To sign up   or for more information, call 214-819-1903.
Health-care Providers:For Meningococcal vaccine requirements for entering college students, 
click here.
Visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/tvfc/tvfc_about.shtm to learn more about the benefits of becoming a VFC provider.

Click here for immunization requirements for children in schools and childcare facilities.

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