When a health-care provider gives your child an immunization, and you consent to registering this information, the statewide immunization registry, ImmTrac, is notified.
ImmTrac will keep an electronic immunization record on your child. Some information contained in the registry are the child’s name, date-of-birth, address, the name of the parent or guardian, information on the shots given, and who gave them. Optional (but helpful) information stored in ImmTrac is the child’s Social Security number and mother’s maiden name. This optional information helps prevent duplicate records from being created.
Our pediatricians are participating in ImmTrac.
How does ImmTrac help to protect my child?
Providers authorized to use ImmTrac can see what immunizations your child has already had, even if they were given in another city or county.
Your child won’t be under-vaccinated and more susceptible to diseases.
Your child won’t be over-vaccinated, and go through any more discomfort than necessary.
ImmTrac can print out a shot record you can use to get your child into school or childcare.
Immunization providers can remind you to bring your child in for shots that are due, or notify you about shots that are overdue.
Who has access to the information?
Your privacy is protected. Your child’s immunization information is available only to persons authorized by law to see it. Doctors, schools, childcare centers, and public health providers with ImmTrac-issued identification numbers and passwords may view the information.
How do I register my child?
To register your child for ImmTrac participation you must grant consent in writing by:
Completing, signing, and mailing or faxing to ImmTrac this Immunization Registry (ImmTrac) Consent Form (C-7) PDF, along with copies of any immunization records you have for your child.
Send the consent form to:
Texas Department of State Health Service
ImmTrac Group T-301
1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756
or FAX to:
(512) 458-7290 (Austin)
(866) 624-0180 (toll free)
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