Animal bites should be immediately reported to the Animal Services division of the city in which the bite occurred. In addition, the bite victim should contact his/her healthcare provider to receive instructions on the necessity of tetanus vaccination and/or rabies treatment.
To register for ImmTrac participation, you must grant consent in writing. Anyone 18 years or older may consent to participate in ImmTrac.Past, as well as current, immunizations can be added to the record at any time.
Obtain an ImmTrac Consent Form from Garland Health Department Clinical Services. Complete the form, sign and date it. Deliver the completed consent form, along with copies of your immunization records to:
Any health-care provider registered with ImmTrac.
Garland Health Department Clinical Services, or
Mail to: Texas Department of State Health Services, Immunization Branch – ImmTrac Group, MC 1946, PO Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347 (512) 458-7790 Fax.
Staying healthy is a lifelong job, and you're never too old to be immunized!
Getting a dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) is especially important if you have contact with an infant. Other immunizations available for adults include influenza (every year), pneumococcal, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, meningococcal, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and varicella (chickenpox).
The CDC recommends patients 50 and up to get the Shingles vaccine.
Consult your healthcare provider to determine your need for other vaccines or visit the following websites to determine what you need:
On January 1, 2012, new state meningitis vaccine requirements go into effect that require certain college students to present proof of receiving a Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) within the past 5 years. Contact the institution you are planning to attend for specific instructions.