Health Policies and Information
To Texas School Districts:
In the 86th Legislature, HB 3884 required the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to create procedures for school districts to provide information relating to bacterial meningitis to students and parents. This requirement was previously assigned to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). DSHS has created a website with bacterial meningitis information aimed at students and parents.
School districts should provide the information from the DSHS website on the district website. Alternatively districts may provide a link to the DSHS page on the district website. For school districts that do not maintain a website, the information should be provided in hard copy to each student. A printable version of the information is available on the website.
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-252-9152.
Assessment, Compliance & Evaluation Group
Texas Department of State Health Services
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Immunizations are available at the following locations:
Clifton Medical Clinic
201 S. Ave. T
Clifton, TX 76634
Texas Department of Health
409 Hill S
Meridian, TX 76665
Please note: Effective January 1, 2012, children who have private, commercial insurance which covers vaccines are not longer eligible for the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program. Under prior policy, no child was denied a vaccine in public health department clinics. Under the new policy which is already implemented, privately insured children will need to be referred to their physician and not to a public health department clinic.
A partir del 1 de enero, 2012 los niños que tengan in seguro privado comercial que cubra las vacunas ya no cumplirán con los requisitos del Programa para Niños de Texas (o TVFC). Según la política anterior, no se le negaba a ningún niño ninguna vacuna en las clínicas del departamento de salud pública. Según la política nueva ya implementada, será necesario derivar a los niños asegurados de forma privada a su médico y no a una clínica del departamento de salud pública.