Patient and Vaccine Information
Informed consent is required
Only a parent or legal guardian can consent for the immunization of a child (not a babysitter, not a grandparent, not a sibling, etc..) per Texas Family Code 32.001.
If there are any concerns about a patients vaccination schedule or eligibility, refer the patient to the local DSHS nurse or the patients primary care physician
Refer to the individual vaccine package insert for dosage information. Different vaccine manufactures will recommend different amounts of their product
Refer to the individual vaccine package insert for proper vaccine handling and storage recommendations. State requirement for ordering vaccines and the other TDSHS requirement must be adhered to.
Records of the patient eligibility screening form must be maintained on file for a period of 3 years. If requested, the records must be made available the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Vaccines supplied to TDSHS and administered to a child who is eligible for the TVCP program may not be charged to the child or parent. However, administrative charges for paperwork filing or supplies (syringes, band aides, etc..) may be charged.