Immunization - 2016

Welcome to the training on Immunization provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).


The goal of this module is to educate Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals about the use of the national immunization schedules and recommendations. Providers will be able to respond to vaccine questions and concerns from parents and guardians, understand and apply the national immunization and catch-up schedules, and identify contraindications and precautions related to vaccines.

Target Audience

Texas Health Step providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the two types of benefits of administering recommended immunizations to children and adolescents.
  2. Interpret the child and adolescent immunization schedules for children birth through 18 years.
  3. Specify the role of the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) program in ensuring that vaccines are available.
  4. Select one way to reduce parental barriers that impede vaccination rates.
  5. Indicate two contraindications for vaccines.
  6. Recognize one precaution associated with administering the recommended immunizations to children and adolescents.
  7. Choose the appropriate administration route for four types of vaccines.
  8. Choose two important techniques for administering injections to children and adolescents.
  9. Outline the proper procedure for safe storage and handling of vaccines.
  10. Evaluate the Texas Immunization Registry (ImmTrac) as a tool to improve delivery of immunizations and to meet legal reporting requirements.

All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

Please note this module expires on 2/26/2017.