Public Health - Immtrac (Texas Immunization Registry)
What is ImmTrac? ImmTrac is the Texas immunization registry, a free service from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure, confidential registry that stores children’s, Texas first responders’, and first responder family members’ vaccine information electronically in one centralized system.
ImmTrac contains over 73 million immunization records for more than 5.8 million Texas children younger than 18 years of age. This valuable information comes from a variety of sources including private health-care providers, public health clinics; Medicaid claims administrators, the Bureau of Vital Statistics (VSU), and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics. Regardless of the number of sources, each client’s immunization information is consolidated into one electronic record.
Authorized professionals such as doctors, nurses, and public health providers can access clients’ vaccination histories. The Registry is a major component of the DSHS initiative to increase vaccination coverage across Texas.
How can I Register my Child in ImmTrac?
How can I register my child in ImmTrac? You can contact an ImmTrac Outreach Specialist with the Comal County Health Dept and they can register your child at the Public Health Dept
Contact Comal County ImmTrac Outreach Specialist:
Beatrice Urias email@example.com
Krystle Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
ImmTrac Registration Forms:
Or call them at: (830) 221-1150 To register your child for ImmTrac participation, you must grant consent in writing. Consent is only required one time and is valid until your child turns 18.
To register, you may also:
Download the Immunization Registry ImmTrac Consent Form (C-7) Note: A separate form needs to be completed for each individual. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
- -Any health-care provider registered with ImmTrac
- -A local health department or Mail to: Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch – ImmTrac Group MC 1946, PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347 Or FAX to: (512) 458-7790 (Austin)
For more information regarding ImmTrac please visit www.Immtrac.com
For more information regarding vaccines please visit www.cdc.gov/vaccine
For more information regarding other services that the Texas Department of State Health Services offers please visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/
1. Where can I get a copy of my child's shot record?
If you have consented for your child's immunization records to be sent to ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry, call 800.252.9152 or your local health department to get a copy of your child's record. If you did not give consent, you will have to contact either your private physician or the local city/county health clinic where your child received the immunizations. Immunization records are NOT available to view online by parents/legal guardian.
2. Where can I get a copy of my own shot record?
The only immunization records that are kept by the Texas Department of State Health Services are for children ages 0-18 and whose parents and/or legal guardian consented to have the immunization recorded entered into the ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry database. If you are an adult, you will need to contact the local city/county health department or physician's office where your shots were received.
3. Where can I take my child to get vaccinations (either at a lower cost or free)?
You can check with your city and/or county health department for information on where you can take your child to get immunizations, or you can call 2-1-1 Texas. 2-1-1 Texas is a three digit toll free number that provides information on health and social services for your area. You may also call us toll free at: 1.800.252.9152 or e-mail. Please, provide your zip code, as well as the city, in your email and we'll give you the closest clinics in your area.
4. When should my child get their immunizations and what immunizations do they need to have?
Every year the Recommended Immunization Schedule is distributed. You can view the chart for the Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule. You can also read important information by visiting the Vaccination Information Statements chart and clicking on the type of vaccine (English and Spanish).