Documentation Requirements - Texas Vaccines for Children

2018 TVFC and ASN Provider Manual

To access the 2018 TVFC Provider Manual, please download here. Below is the chapter from the 2017 Manual.

Chapter 7 - Documentation Requirements

Please download Chapter 7 - Documentation Requirements to find the requirements for provider documentation for the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.

Vaccine Adverse Events

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national vaccine safety surveillance program co-sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the CDC. The purpose of VAERS is to detect possible signals of adverse events associated with vaccines. The VAERS collects and analyzes information from reports of adverse events that occur after the administration of U.S. licensed vaccines.

Reports of adverse events are welcome from all concerned individuals, including, but not limited to:

  • Patients
  • Parents
  • Health Care Providers
  • Pharmacists
  • Vaccine Manufacturers

Adverse events can be reported through the CDC's VAERS website.

All information requested on the VAERS online form should be completed. It is very important to record the vaccine manufacturer, lot number, and injection site in VAERS. VAERS also requests the types of vaccine received, the timing of vaccination and onset of the adverse event, a description of the event, current illness or medication, past history of adverse events following vaccination, and demographic information about the recipient (age, gender, etc.).

Adverse events can be reported to directly to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) by completing an online VAERS form.

Last updated October 31, 2017