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 Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC) 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 under-insured 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 of 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
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native - as defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)
  • Under-insured - 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 TVFC Program.

To join, providers must complete a new enrollment application located at https://dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/tvfc/info-for-providers.aspx 

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 TVFC provider.

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

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