New regulations for vaccines in 2012

POSTED: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 3:24pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- New statewide vaccine regulations could limit the amount of people getting immunization shots at health departments.

Starting January 1 only uninsured adults 19-years and older can be vaccinated at the health district but uninsured or underinsured children are eligible to be vaccinated at the health district.

Those who have private insurance must get immunizations through their physician.

Officials say these new rules reflect the cuts in funding.

"When the fundings are cut they now have to restrict and tighten their, our eligibility standards in order to really insure, really provide vaccinations to those children that are not insured and otherwise would not be vaccinated at all," said Jacque Walker of the McLennan County Public Health District.

For more information on the new rules and eligibility requirements contact your county health department.

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