Texas Immunization Partnerships and Coalitions

Texas Immunization Coalitions

Texas Immunization Coalitions are strategic partnerships between local professional or community-based organizations for the purpose of raising vaccination coverage levels in the community they are serving. By working together, local coalitions can improve immunization rates beyond what each group can accomplish alone.

Resources Available for Coalitions

Immunization coalitions may seek supplemental financial support from DSHS when adequate funds are available. Additionally, DSHS can provide training, media, and resources to help with establishing new coalitions, or to help organizations promote vaccinations to stakeholders. Additionally, in partnership with the Immunization Partnership, the DSHS Immunization Unit developed a immunization coalition toolkit to help build capacity within coalitions.

Download it here.

Get Involved

Are you or your organization interested in being a partner?
Do you need help forming an immunization coalition?
Contact our Coalitions and Partnerships Coordinator, Andrea Earl at andrea.earl@dshs.texas.gov or 512-776-3155.

Coalitions in Your Area

Many communities in Texas have active coalitions. Use the contacts below to see how you can get involved:

Immunization Coalitions by Region
Region Partner Contact Website
1 City of Amarillo Immunization Stakeholders Group
C/O Amarillo Department of Public Health
10000 Martin Road
Amarillo, TX 79107

(806) 378-6300

1 South Plains Immunization Network and the City of Lubbock Health Department
& "Shots on Schedule" (SOS)
1902 Texas Ave
Lubbock, TX 78411
Madeline McClure 
Katherine Wells

(806) 785-7917
(806) 775-2959
Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society

South Plains Immunization Network Facebook
2/3 Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County
P.O. Box 100192
Fort Worth, TX 76185-0192
Terri Andrews
Anita Colbert
Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County
4/5 Angelina County and Cities Health District Coalition Sara Adams
Angela Hill
(936) 632-1139
(936) 633-0661
4/5 Northeast Texas (NET) Immunization Coalition Sylvia Warren (RN)
Dawn May
(903) 510-5604

Gregg County Immunization Awareness Coalition
405 E. Marshall Ave.
Longview, Texas

Ashley Davis
(903) 237-2605

 Immunization Awareness Coalition
6/5 Galveston County Immunization Advisory Council
PO Box 939
La Marque, TX 77568
June Gonzales
(409) 938-2244
(409) 938-2401
Galveston County Immunization Advisory Council
6/5 Meningitis Angels - Parent to Parent on Meningitis
PO Box 448
Porter, TX 77365
Frankie Milley
(281) 572-1998
Meningitis Angels
6/5 The Immunization Partnership

240 West Galveston Street #1985
League City, TX  77574-1985

(281) 400-3689
The Immunization Partnership
7 Travis County Immunization Collaboration
15 Waller Street
Austin, TX 78703
Debbie Tucker
(512) 972-5571
8 Immunize San Antonio
1002 N. Flores
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Monica Hurtado
(210) 481-2573
Immunize San Antonio
9/10 Andrews County Immunization Coalition Donny Booth
Deb McCullough
Andrews County Immunization Coalition
9/10 El Paso Immunization Coalition
PO Box 3898
El Paso, TX 79923
Margie Padilla
(915) 857-2474
El Paso Immunization Coalition
11 Coastal Bend Immunization Coalition Jennifer Sutherland n/a
11 Laredo Health Coalition
2600 Cedar Ave.
Laredo, TX 78040
Julie Bazan
Vicky Flores
(956) 712-0037
11 South Texas Immunization Coalition Nelda Mendez
(956) 383-6221
City of Hildago Immunization Program
Coalitions by Region

Additional Texas Resources and Health Coalitions

Region Partner Contact Website
6/5S Texas Children's Hospital
Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research (CVAR)
Houston, TX

Carol J. Baker

Rachel Cunningham

Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research
6/5S Houston Global Health Collaborative Kara Green Houston Global Health Collaborative
7 Texas Medical Association Resource for Physicians
Austin, TX
Margaret Mendez, Director of Public Health
(800) 880-1300 x1440
(512) 370-1440
Be Wise -- Immunize
7 DSHS Medical Home Workgroup
Austin, TX
DSHS Medical Home Workgroup n/a
7 Coming of Age
Seniors/Volunteers for Childhood Immunizations (SVCI) - Austin Metro
PO Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767
Della Sprager
Fred Lugo
(512) 854-5873
Seniors / Volunteers for Childhood Immunization

Local SVCI: Contact Information
All Regions Dairy Queen Operators Council of Texas


Contact Coalitions and Partnerships Coordinator for more details on the Dairy Queen coupon program
Additional Texas Resources and Health Coalitions
Last updated February 5, 2021