The Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program provides vaccine purchased with public funds to participating clinics to be used for immunizing uninsured adults.
Currently, the vaccines offered through the ASN Program include the
- Hepatitis A vaccine;
- Hepatitis B vaccine;
- Combination hepatitis A-hepatitis B vaccine;
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine;
- Measles, mumps, & rubella (MMR) vaccine;
- Meningococcal vaccine;
- Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23);
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13);
- Tetanus, diphtheria, & pertussis(Tdap) vaccine; and
- Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) vaccine;
- Varicella vaccine; and
- Zoster vaccine.
Why do adults need to be vaccinated?
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 infants who are too
young to be vaccinated. The solution is to vaccinate our adult
population to prevent infection with one of these potentially
Who is eligible to receive ASN vaccines?
- You are 19 years of age or older, and
- You do not have health insurance.
Who is not
eligible to receive ASN Program vaccines?
If I qualify for ASN Program vaccine, do I have to pay
- Adults who have Medicare, Medicaid, or any other insurance,
including private insurance
- Adults who are underinsured for adult vaccines (e.g., those
who have healthcare insurance that does not cover adult vaccines)
- Individuals younger than 19 years of age
ASN Program vaccines are supplied to participating
medical providers at no cost. This means that ASN Program providers
cannot charge a fee for the vaccine itself. However, providers are
allowed to charge an administration fee of up to $25 for
each vaccine that is administered. Although ASN Program
providers may charge this administration fee, they cannot deny the
vaccine because of an inability to pay it.
Where can I go to get ASN
Department of State Health Services website for a list of participating
providers.For children age 0-18, please refer to the
Texas Vaccines for Children website for more information.
ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry,
no-cost service offered by the Texas Department of State Health
Services (DSHS). It is a secure and confidential registry available to
all Texans. ImmTrac safely consolidates and stores immunization
information from multiple sources electronically in one centralized
system. Texas law requires written consent for ImmTrac participation
and limits access to the registry to only those individuals who have
been authorized by law.
The immunization information in ImmTrac is provided by a variety of
sources, including private health-care providers, pharmacies, public
health clinics, Medicaid claims administrators, and vital statistics.
Regardless of the number of sources, each
client’s immunization information is consolidated into one electronic
record. Only authorized professionals such as doctors, nurses, and
health providers can access clients’ vaccination histories.
- To register you and/or your child for ImmTrac print and
complete the appropriate consent form.
Mail or fax the completed
Houston Health Department
8000 North Stadium Drive - 5th Floor
Houston, TX 77054
- Request your Immunization Record from the Houston Health
Department by calling 832.393.5427.
- Visit the DSHS
ImmTrac website for more information.
Additional Resources for Adults