Houston Health Department

Immunization Bureau



The mission of the Houston Immunization Bureau is to improve immunization coverage levels and protect Houston communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.


Get vaccinated at one of our health centers. No appointment necessary.


Our Goals

  • Improve vaccination levels to Healthy People 2020 standards.
  • Ensure children who may not have access to vaccinations due to inability to pay receive all ACIP recommended vaccines on schedule.
  • Effective monitoring of Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers to ensure vaccines are being stored and handled properly.
  • Work with VFC providers to implement quality improvement strategies that assist with enhancing service delivery to increase vaccination coverage rates.
  • Monitor and assess immunization compliance among licensed child care centers, registered child care homes, and schools.
  • Provide awareness and education to community members on the importance of receiving immunizations throughout the course of the lifespan.
  • Improve vaccination levels to Healthy People 2020 standards.
  • Build partnerships within community stakeholders to spearhead immunization initiatives to improve vaccination rates.
  • Educate and train providers on how to successfully consolidate immunization histories into the immunization registry to support the elimination of vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Provide case management services to Hepatitis B positive pregnant women to prevent the perinatal transmission of hepatitis B.
  • Educate birthing hospitals on the importance of reporting perinatal hepatitis B positive cases to the Houston Health Department.
  • Provide adequate immunization services to community members during natural disasters.

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