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Request Immunization Records

To request an immunization record for yourself or your child, call the Houston Health Department at 832.393.5427. Walk-In immunization record requests are not available.

HHD can provide immunization records for individuals who:

  1.   Consented to participate in ImmTrac2, The Texas Immunization Registry.
  2.   Received vaccinations at a Houston Health Department.. Please keep in mind that in Texas, medical records are generally required to only be maintained for 7 years past the last date on which service was given or until the patient's 21st birthday, whichever occurs later. (22 TAC 165)..

Please allow up to two weeks for processing. You will be contacted via email or phone when the record is ready and instructions for pick-up at our 8000 N. Stadium Drive location. A valid state-issued picture ID is required to pick-up your or your child’s immunization record. Adults (18 and older) are required to pick-up their own record.

There is a $15.00 fee per immunization record. WIC and SNAP beneficiaries are eligible for a reduced rate of $5.00 per immunization record. Medicaid and CHIP clients are eligible for a no cost copy of their immunization record. In order to receive immunization records at the discounted rate, proper documentation must be presented when the record is picked-up.

You may also request your Immunization Record directly from ImmTrac2 by contacting the Department of State Health Services.

For questions, please contact the Houston Health Department at 832.393.5169.

Note: ImmTrac2 covers all ages but is more likely to contain complete immunization records for children than adults. Although ImmTrac2 participation by health care facilities is high and continues to increase, not all facilities and providers participate.

Where else can I look for records?

  • Facilities where vaccines were given, such as your primary care clinic, neighborhood clinics and other local public health departments such as Harris County Public Health (713.439.6025).
  • Schools and/or child care providers, which must verify immunizations of enrollees, may be able to look up records.
  • Family records, such as baby books, may have immunization information.
  • Military records may be a source of immunization information for those who have served in the military.
  • If you or your child received vaccines in other states, see a list of state and local registries on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at IIIS State/Territory/City Registry Staff - Main & Technical Contacts.
  • Note: Finding an adult's complete vaccination history is often difficult. Clinics, schools, and child care facilities maintain records for a limited period of time and few immunization registries existed before the mid-1990s.

    What if I cannot find my or my child's records?
    If you cannot find records, it may be necessary to repeat some vaccines or arrange for blood tests to determine protection from diseases. Talk with your or your child's health care provider to decide the appropriate course of action.

    How can I safely store my immunization records?
    The best way to ensure that your immunization record is always available is to sign-up for ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization Registry. ImmTrac2 is a no-cost service from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) offering a secure and confidential registry that safely consolidates and stores immunization information from multiple sources 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.

    To register you and/or your child for ImmTrac2 print and complete the appropriate consent form.

    Mail or fax the completed form(s) to:

    Houston Health Department
    Immunization Bureau
    8000 North Stadium Drive - 5th Floor
    Houston, TX 77054
    Fax: 832.393.5241