What is ImmTrac?
ImmTrac is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. ImmTrac remembers which vaccines you've had, when you can't. This free service provided by the State of Texas safely stores immunization records in one electronic system. Texas law requires written consent for ImmTrac participation and limits access to the Registry to only providers that have been authorized by law. In 2009, ImmTrac became a lifetime registry, allowing Texas adults to register in ImmTrac.
Please visit ImmTrac for Everyone for detailed information on participating in ImmTrac as a parent, individual, or healthcare provider. We can also help you sign up at either DCPH clinic.
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For Parents and the Public
How does ImmTrac help me and my family?
Providers authorized to use ImmTrac can see what immunizations your child has already had, even if they were given in another city or county in Texas. So when you come in for shots, your child gets only those that he or she needs.
- This means that your child won't be under-vaccinated and more susceptible to diseases.
- Your child won't be over-vaccinated either, so he or she does not have to go through any more discomfort than is necessary.
- ImmTrac can also print out a shot record you can use to get your child into school or childcare.
- Using ImmTrac, immunization providers can remind you to bring your child in for shots that are due, or to notify you about shots that are overdue.
How does ImmTrac work?
First, you must sign up (consent) for ImmTrac, per state law. After you have been entered into the registry, when a medical provider gives you an immunization, ImmTrac is notified. ImmTrac will keep an electronic immunization record for you. Some information contained in the registry is name, date of birth, address, the name of the parent or guardian (if the person is a minor), information on the shots given, and who gave them. Optional (but very helpful) information stored in ImmTrac is the child's Social Security number and mother's maiden name. This optional information helps prevent duplicate records from being created. You can then request your complete ImmTrac record from any local health department or your physician, at any time. If a child is input into ImmTrac, he/she must sign an Adult Consent form at the age of 18 to keep the record in ImmTrac.
How can I sign up?
Please visit the ImmTrac for Everyone website for detailed information on participating in ImmTrac as a parent or individual. We can also help you sign up at either DCPH clinic; simply complete the appropriate form (below), and bring it and your complete shot record to either of our clinics.
Are you turning 18 soon?
Those who have turned 18 years old, and were already in ImmTrac as minors, must sign an adult consent form by their 26th birthday to keep their immunization information safe in ImmTrac (per Texas law). Immunization records are important, and are required for:
- Enrolling in college
- Participating in some job training programs
- Joining the military
- Working in health care
Keeping your record in ImmTrac will allow you to obtain a copy of your immunization record at any time. Avoid the hassle and expense of being re-vaccinated when you need records for school, work, or military service! Turn this form and your complete shot record in to either one of our clinics so that we may ensure your record is kept safe in the lifetime registry.
For Healthcare Providers