Immunization Program

The Hidalgo County Immunization Program is committed to decreasing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases amongst our county population and thus increasing the over-all health of the county residents.

Program Overview and Initiatives

The Hidalgo County Immunization Program dedicates a majority of their efforts in raising awareness and educating Hidalgo County residents and medical providers on vaccine-preventable diseases and providing updates on medical countermeasures. The program is responsible for the provision of vaccines throughout the year to children and adults through various federal and state funded programs. The funded programs include Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) and Adult Safety Net (ASN). Vaccines are also provided through other forms of medical insurance coverage.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive vaccines through TVFC or ASN, a patient must meet eligibility requirements set by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Medical coverage and insurances that are accepted by the Health Department include:

  • CHIP
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Aetna
  • United Health Care
  • Superior Health Plan
  • Driscoll Children's Health
  • Molina Health Plan

If you would like to verify insurance coverage prior to seeking or receiving services please contact the Hidalgo County Public Health Clinic closest to you.

Texas Department of State Health Services - ImmTrac2

Hidalgo County Immunization program participates in ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization Registry, is a no-cost service offered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. All immunizations which are offered at the Hidalgo County Health Clinics are entered into the ImmTrac-Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac).

ImmTrac2 allows for medical providers, parents, and patients to view, print, and save their updated immunization record in an electronically safe way.ImmTrac2 safely consolidates and stores immunization information from multiple sources electronically in one centralized system.

Texas law requires written consent for ImmTrac2 participation and limits access to the registry to only those individuals who have been authorized by law. ImmTrac2 contains over 120 million immunization records and continues to rapidly grow with increased participation.