Immunization & Flu information

2015-2016 Texas Influenza (Flu) Season

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Where To Get a Flu Vaccine

The following resources may be used to find a vaccine clinic near you:


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STAY INFORMED is the DSHS site for flu information in Texas. Bookmark it. Dial 2-1-1 for flu information and vaccination locations or use the Vaccine Locator to find out about vaccine availability in your area.



Get a flu vaccination now. It’s the best way to protect yourself and others.



Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Stay home if you’re sick. Have a plan to care for sick family members at home.

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Texas School & Child-Care Facility Immunization Requirements

Texas school and child-care facility immunization requirements are determined by the state legislature and set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency.

Maintaining adequate immunization rates in schools is critical to preventing disease outbreaks and ensuring the health of Texas children.

Contact Information

Phone: (800) 252-9152 
Fax: (512) 776-7544 

See the school compliance contact page for additional contact information.

Important News and Updates

2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12

The 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12are now available. NOTE: The requirement chart reflects revisions made to 25 TAC §§97.61-97.72. These revisions take effect on July 28, 2016.


2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care Facilities

The 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care Facilities are now available.


Flu Vaccination Information Required on Public School Websites

In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill No. 1059, also known as the Emily Lastinger Act, which requires all public school districts to post immunization information prominently on the school district's website, if the district has one.

Read more in the Influenza Letter to Schools, February 2016 (PDF, 114KB).


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