Routine Childhood Immunizations
Immunizations are available at immunization outreach sites throughout El Paso. Immunize El Paso has adopted El Paso Department of Public Heath standards for immunization practices as well as, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Center for Disease Control (CDC), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Currently, the ACIP recommends immunizing adults against 15 infectious diseases, depending on age and varying risk criteria: influenza, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, varicella, human papillomavirus (HPV), zoster, mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae B.
Tb Skin Testing and Titers
A titer is a laboratory test that measures the presence and amount of antibodies in the blood. A titer may be used to prove immunity to disease. If the test is positive (above a particular known value) the individual has immunity. If the test is negative (no immunity) or equivocal (not enough immunity) you need to be vaccinated. IZEP provides a lab-generated report of the tested blood sample that specifies the test type, exact values, signature, and date.