Denton County offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day
 
 

Denton County Public Health

Immunization Services

We offer immunizations at both clinic locations on a walk-in basis. Limited time slots are available. Our clinics experience very high volumes during the month of August; please plan accordingly. A parent or guardian must accompany children under 18. Please see program eligibility below.

Denton County TB Services

Clinic Locations:

Denton:

(940) 349-2900
535 S. Loop 288
Suite 1003
Denton, TX 76205
(corner of Morse & 288)

Lewisville:

(972) 434-4700
190 N. Valley Pkwy.
Suite 203
Lewisville, TX 75067

Immunization Hours:

Limited Time Slots Available

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Friday
7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Childhood Immunizations:


Eligibility Requirements

Denton County Public Health provides vaccines through the TVFC program to children 0-18 years of age who are: 

  • Uninsured
  • Enrolled in CHIP or Children's Medicaid
  • Alaskan Native or American Indian
  • Underinsured: 1) A child whose health insurance does not include vaccines; or 2) A child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines - DCHD can provide only the vaccines that are not covered; or 3) A child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount, and the parent has already met that cap.

* We can also vaccinate uninsured college students who are 19 years and older

 What Should I Bring?

  • Complete shot record for each child
    • Medicaid or CHIP card
    • Cash, if you are uninsured or underinsured—$10 per vaccine  
    • Books, magazines, tablets, toys for entertainment (wait times may be long)

Texas School Vaccine Requirements

Texas Child Care Vaccine Requirements

Routine Adult Immunizations:

Vaccinations are available to adults without health insurance. Those with Texas Medicaid or Medicare may qualify for some vaccines (you must bring your current card). Please bring your updated shot record with you.

Travel Immunizations:

Denton County Public Health clinics provide a limited supply of travel vaccines (Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever). Please bring your updated shot record with you. Only cash is accepted. Private health insurance is not accepted.

CDC Traveler's Health

 Información en Español:

¿Dónde puedo vacunar a mi niño?

El Departamento de Salud de Denton ofrece vacunas para niños de 0 a 18 años por medio del programa TVFC en caso de que esté cubierto por alguno de los siguientes:

  • No seguro medico
  • CHIP o Medicaid
  • Nativo de Alaska o Indio Americano
  • Bajo seguro médico vea nuestra nota: 1) Niños que tienen seguro médico  pero no incluye vacunas o 2) Niños con seguro médico que solo incluye ciertas vacunas. DCHD puede dar las Vacunas que no son cubiertas, o 3) Niños que su seguro médico tiene límites de cobertura para cierta edad y los padres utilizaron ese límite.

* También vacunamos estudiantes de colegio

¿Que debe traer?

  • Tarjeta de vacunas completa de cada Nino
  • Tarjeta de Medicad o CHIP
  • Dinero en efectivo si no tiene seguro médico  $10.00 por vacuna.
  • Libros, revistas, tabletas, juguetes para entretenerse (la espera puede ser larga)

 Requisitos de Texas Inmunización

Immunization Resources:

Vaccine Information for Parents 180x222 

Con salud, todo es posible. Vacune a sus hijos. CDC 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch

The Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

History of Vaccines, from The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

 

ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization registry, is a free service offered by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). ImmTrac is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. ImmTrac safely consolidates and stores immunization information electronically in one centralized system. Texas law requires written consent for ImmTrac participation and limits access to the Registry to only those individuals who have been authorized by law. ImmTrac contains several million immunization records and continues to rapidly grow with increase participation.

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. 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?

When a health-care provider gives your child an immunization, and you consent to registering this information, the statewide immunization registry, known as ImmTrac, is notified. ImmTrac will keep an electronic immunization record on your child. Some information contained in the registry is the child's name, date-of-birth, address, the name of the parent or guardian, 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.

Click here for more information about ImmTrac, or ask our clerks to enter you or your your child into ImmTrac the next time you bring your child in for immunizations. 

 

Since its inception in 1994, Texas has participated in the Federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Our version is called the Texas Vaccines for Children Program, or TVFC. This program guarantees that vaccines would be available at no cost to providers, in order to immunize children who meet the eligibility requirements.

Today there are more than 3,000 Texas medical providers enrolled in TVFC. Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured and underinsured children. Many of these children are not receiving the complete series of immunizations required to protect them from vaccine-preventable diseases. This program ensures that there is not a financial barrier for children without private health insurance.

Denton County Public Health can provide immunizations to children 0-18 through the TVFC program as long as they meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • CHIP: A child who is enrolled in the CHIP program
  • Medicaid: A child who is enrolled in the Medicaid program
  • Uninsured: A child who has NO health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Underinsured: A child whose health insurance does not include vaccines; a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (TVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only); or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured.

 This page was updated on May 11, 2016.

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