Texas Vaccines for Children Program - Immunizations Unit

Giving children access to Immunizations in their medical home


Since its inception in 1994, Texas has participated in the Federal Vaccines for Children Program (VFC). Our version is called the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC). The Program was initiated by the passage of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. This legislation guaranteed vaccines would be available at no cost to providers, in order to immunize children (birth - 18 years of age) who meet the eligibility requirements.

Today there are more than 3,000 Texas providers enrolled in TVFC. Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured and under-insured children. We also have approximately 3 million Texas children on Medicaid (State Fiscal Year 2020 data). Many of these children are not receiving the complete series of immunizations required to protect them from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Currently enrolled and interested in serving Texas’ adult population?

If you are currently enrolled in the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) Program and are interested in becoming an Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program provider, contact your responsible entity. Only the following types of providers can be ASN Providers:

  • DSHS Public Health Clinic
  • Federally Qualified Health Center
  • Local Health Department Clinic
  • Rural Health Clinic
  • Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Clinics  


For Parents & the Public

The Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program provides low-cost vaccines to eligible children from birth through 18 years of age.

Find a TVFC Provider


For Healthcare Providers

By enrolling in TVFC, eligible providers can provide innumerable benefits to the families in your practice, and to the people of Texas.

Become a TVFC Provider


For information on low-cost adult immunizations, please see the Adult Safety Net Program.
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Last updated May 26, 2022