The Texas Department of State Health Services has developed eligibility policy changes to the adult safety net and childhood vaccines programs, which took effect January 1, 2012. These changes include:

  1. Only uninsured adults 19 years and older can be vaccinated at BCHD.


Children (18 years and younger) who have private insurance that cover vaccines will no longer be

eligible to receive vaccines at BCHD.

  3. Children who are uninsured or children who have Medicaid are still eligible to receive vaccines at BCHD.
Currently, BCHD is not able to see children with CHIP.