What Should I Know About Immunizations
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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.
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.
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.
Every year the Recommended Immunization Schedule is distributed. Birth-6 years, Ages 7-18 years, 19 and up years.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).
Please refer to the CDC website for a list of recommendations for vaccines for each country. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm.
More Frequently Asked Questions?
How do I know if my child's records are being put into ImmTrac?
You can always tell your provider that you have opted to keep your vaccinations in ImmTrac and ask them if they are entering your shots into the ImmTrac database. Another option is to fax or mail your records to your local health department requesting them to enter the records into Immtrac (include name and DOB with records). Comal Public Health fax number: 830-620-3495
How can I get a copy of my child's records?
You can ask your Provider to print out a copy of your ImmTrac record or you can call your local Health Department for their assistance in printing out your record.
My child got all the shots their school required. Are there any other vaccinations they should have to be fully protected?
Your Provider has access to a Recall form that will list all the recommended shots and dates for your child, which can be printed at your request.