Information for First Responders


Protect your people. First responders need vaccines too.  


When the next emergency or disaster happens—will you be ready?

Protecting others and saving lives is your mission. A critical component for the success of that mission is to protect yourself from vaccine-preventable diseases. Get the vaccines you need to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others.

View the First Responder Quick Guide (PDF) for FAQs and a listing of the vaccines you need.




Protect yourself against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Like infants and children, adults are also at risk for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases.  In addition to becoming severely ill, infected adults risk spreading these diseases to others, such as individuals with weakened immune systems and infants who are too young to be vaccinated. Emergency first responders and healthcare workers can prevent infection with one of these potentially devastating diseases by keeping up-to-date on vaccinations.

FIRST RESPONDERS - Please check with your healthcare provider now about updating all of your recommended and required immunizations. 

View the CDC Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders



Stay on schedule with ImmTrac2.

When there’s no time to think about your vaccination status, you won’t have to if your records are stored in the Texas Immunization Registry. It’s the free, secure online system from DSHS that consolidates and stores your immunization records. Talk to your provider or local health department about how to register in ImmTrac2.  



Protect your people.

If you manage a first responder facility, you play a critical role in ensuring your first responder team is fully immunized before responding to an emergency or disaster. Provide your staff with the information and vaccinations they need to be ready to respond by implementing a first responder vaccination monitoring system. 

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11-14106 "First Responders - Get Vaccinated" Brochure

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 11-13079 "ImmTrac2 First Responders Brochure" - (English)

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Last updated July 30, 2019