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Any child who is 18 years of age or younger and meets at least one of the eligibility criteria listed below is eligible to receive TVFC vaccine:
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No appointments are necessary. We take walk-ins Monday through Friday, first-come-first-served. We are also open during lunch hours.
The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) is a state-operated program funded with federal and state money to provide low-cost vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age.
No, you do not have to pay for the vaccines for your children under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program, however, you may pay a small immunization administration fee if your children are not covered by Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) program.
You will need to bring a complete record of your child's previous immunizations. If you are on Medicaid, CHIP or private insurance, you need to bring the current card, not the letter.
No, we only give immunizations. However, your child may be able to receive his/her immunizations if a low-grade fever and/or minor symptoms are present.
No, we are not able to accept out-of-state Medicaid.
We accept BlueCross/BlueShield of Texas, CIGNA, Humana, and United Healthcare. We also accept Medicare Part B and D for patients 50 and up.
Our fees are the same, regardless of location of clients' residence.
As a Texas Vaccines for Children provider, our clinic is required to give all recommended vaccine doses on the same visit.
Yes, we do perform laboratory services at our clinic. We offer MMR, Measles, Mumps, Hep B, Varicella and Rabies Titers.
No, you can contact Dallas County Health and Human Services by calling 214-819-1819 for information on testing.
No, we don't offer physical exams or athletic physicals at this time.
No, we are an extension of the City of Garland Health Department, funded by Texas Department of State Health Services and Health Facilities Development Corporation.
Animal bites should be immediately reported to the Animal Services division of the city in which the bite occurred. In addition, the bite victim should contact his/her healthcare provider to receive instructions on the necessity of tetanus vaccination and/or rabies treatment.
For further information visit the City of Garland Animal Services.
ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry, is a no-cost service offered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. When a health-care provider administers an immunization and you consent to registering this information, the statewide immunization registry, known as Immtrac, is notified. The benefits of registering the information help parents locate shot records for the children and prevent over immunized their child due to lost shot records. Also, the immunization schedule is confusing and parents often do not realize that their child is due for an immunization.
ImmTrac Consent Forms are available at Garland Public Health Department Clinical Services.
Download the ImmTrac Consent Form from the DSHS website. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
Adults need vaccines throughout their life. Store your immunization records in Immtrac, the Texas Immunization Registry. It is a free, secure, confidential services that stores immunization records electronically in one centralized system. ImmTrac is available to Texans of all ages.
To register for ImmTrac participation, you must grant consent in writing. Anyone 18 years or older may consent to participate in ImmTrac. Past, as well as current, immunizations can be added to the record at any time.
Download the Immunization Registry (ImmTrac) Adult Consent Form (F11-13366) (PDF) or obtain an ImmTrac Consent Form from Garland Health Department Clinical Services. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
Staying healthy is a lifelong job, and you're never too old to be immunized!
Getting a dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) is especially important if you have contact with an infant. Other immunizations available for adults include:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends patients 50 and up to get the Shingles vaccine.
Consult your healthcare provider to determine your need for other vaccines or visit the following websites to determine what you need:
On January 1, 2012, new state meningitis vaccine requirements go into effect that require certain college students to present proof of receiving a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) within the past 5 years. Contact the institution you are planning to attend for specific instructions.