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 August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Immunizations represent one of the greatest public health accomplishments of the 20th century. The purpose of NIAM is to celebrate the benefits of vaccination and highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.  


 One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is getting their child vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule. Whether parents have a baby starting at a new child care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a student going back to elementary, middle or high school – or even a college freshman – parents should check their child’s vaccination records.

Child care facilities, preschool programs, schools and colleges are prone to disease outbreaks. Children in these settings can easily spread illnesses to one another due to poor hand washing, not covering their coughs and sneezes and other factors related to interacting in crowded environments. Serious health consequences can arise if children are not vaccinated. Without vaccines, children are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their play groups, child care centers, classrooms and communities. This includes spreading diseases to babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer and other health conditions.

Additionally, states may require children who are entering child care or school to be vaccinated against certain diseases. Colleges and universities may have their own requirements, especially for students living in residence halls. Parents should check with their child’s doctor, school or the local health department to learn about vaccine requirements in their state or county.


Click below to be redirected to the DSHS website:HHSDSHS-Logo



 Click below to learn more about infant immunizations:01_Parent_website


Children 18 years of age and younger:

Effective 1/1/2012


Due to State and Federal budget cuts, patients must now meet these qualifications to receive vaccines from the Brazoria County Health Department.

Your child must meet one of the following criteria:

• Be enrolled in Medicaid (please bring proof)

• Be without health insurance

• Be underinsured (vaccines not covered or vaccine cap has been met)

• Be American Indian or Alaskan Native

Insured patients may get vaccines from their doctor or local pharmacy.




To see the Extended Hours for all clinics, click link below:

2018 Extended Hours for Immunizations


To request a shot record, please complete and send one of the following forms to your local clinic:

Authorization for Release of Shot Records ENGLISH

Authorization for Release of Shot Records SPANISH


The following link will take you to IAC vaccine schedule chart:

Parent friendly Immunization Schedule


The following link will take you to the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12:

2018-19 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12


The following link will take you to the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care Facilities:

2018-19 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care Facilities


The following link will take you to the Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years:




Click below to be redirected to the IAC website:


Click below to be redirected to the CDC website:

Click picture below for more information from the CDC website on TRAVEL VACCINES, MEDICINE, & ADVISE:



Click below to learn more about the Adult Safety Net: 


 Adults (aged 19 years and older)

Due to Federal and State budget cuts, effective January 1, 2012, adults that DO NOT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE OF ANY KIND can receive only the following vaccines:

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B



Zoster (Shingles)

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV23)

Tetanus (Tdap or Td)

Varicella (Chickenpox)

{**NOTE: Other adult vaccines may be available (as provided by the state); please call the health department clinic in your area for more information**}



Click below to see Adult Vaccine Recommendations/Schedule:

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Click below to be redirectted to the TVFC website:

Texas Vaccines for Children is a program that makes required vaccines available to eligible children of Texas regardless of their financial status or the parents’ ability to pay for the vaccinations.

TVFC Coordinator: Olivia Meserole

Email Olivia

Phone: 979-864-1485

Fax: 979-864-3977





Click Below to be redirected to the ImmTrac website:

ImmTrac is a secure and confidential immunization registry available to all Texans. It safely consolidates and stores immunization records electronically in one centralized system, making it easier for you to locate and keep up with all your records.

ImmTrac Outreach Specialist: Linda Coronado

Email Linda

 Phone: 979-864-1485

Fax: 979-864-3977

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