• It is your responsibility to keep your child’s immunizations current.I will send letters to remind you of the upcoming vaccinations due.Your child can be excluded from school for delinquent immunizations.Look for letters in your child’s backpack from the school nurse.If you need help in attaining immunizations for your child, please notify me so that I may offer some help.

    For more information on what Texas states immunization requirements click on link: Immunization Requirements

    For more information on exclusions from required immunizations click on link: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#exclusions

    Who Is Eligible for the VFC Program?

    Your child is eligible for the VFC Program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:

    • Medicaid-eligible
    • Uninsured
    • Underinsured
    • American Indian or Alaska Native

    What Is Underinsured?

    Underinsured means your child has health insurance, but it

    • Doesn't cover vaccines, or
    • Doesn't cover certain vaccines, or
    • Covers vaccines but has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, your child is then eligible.

    Underinsured children are eligible to receive vaccines only at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinics (RHC). An FQHC is a type of provider that meets certain criteria under Medicare and Medicaid programs. If you need help locating an FQHC or RHC, contact your state VFC coordinator.

Last Modified on March 6, 2015