Who We Are
We’re the ones in the yellow shirts!
Immunizations are one of the greatest preventive medicine success stories in the United States, and the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County (ICTC) has been working since 1991 to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases in Tarrant County.
We are a collaboration of over 40 agencies and organizations, public and private, committed to providing the systematic eradication of childhood, adolescent, and adult vaccine-preventable diseases in Tarrant County. Today we provide low cost vaccines to over 7000 children, teens, and adults annually and community awareness, outreach, and education on the importance of immunizations to more than 20,000 people every year.
ICTC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that receives funding through rolling grant and sponsor applications to meet the budget needs for projects each year. Our 2017-2020 strategic plan guides our work and follows Healthy People 2020 guidelines and Results Based Accountability standards.
Multiple sources support ICTC funding: Amon Carter Foundation, Cook Children’s, Communities Foundation of Texas, First Grandmother’s Club, Frost, Junior League Fort Worth, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Rotary of Fort Worth, Southwest, The DuBose Family Foundation, The Sid Richardson Foundation, Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance Foundation, Texas Medical Association Foundation, TXU Energy and Woodhaven National Bank. ICTC operates with rolling grant and sponsor applications to meet the budget needs for projects each year.
What We Do
Low Cost Vaccine Events: We hold low cost vaccine events at the African American Health Expo and several events during 23 days in August, including the North Texas Wellness Fair, Tarrant County Back to School Roundup, 6-Stones Campus West (Bedford), Family Life Gym(Arlington) and La Gran Plaza (Fort Worth). Immunization are $14 for one shot or $15 for 2+ vaccines. CHIP & Medicaid are also accepted. Most events also provide low cost vaccines to adults, 19 years and older, who have no health insurance, at $25 each dose. These fees cover the costs to administer the vaccines. The vaccines are distributed to Tarrant County through the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Adolescent Immunizations: We work with Tarrant County Public Health Immunization Outreach and public school nurses to facilitate 111 on-site vaccine days at school for 6th graders, from January to May. These events help students meet the Texas vaccine requirements for 7th grade attendance.
Awareness and Outreach: Our work includes ongoing efforts to assure that our community is aware of credible information supporting the importance and safety of vaccines for families. In addition to social and print media, we network with affiliated agencies to educate medical providers on ways to utilize each child contact as an opportunity to provide needed vaccines and projects to increase rates for the HPV Cancer vaccine. We also advocate for better vaccine registries and promote CDC vaccine guidelines.
Together, these initiatives are making Tarrant County healthier, and helping to eradicate childhood, adolescent, and adult vaccine-preventable diseases in Tarrant County.
Are you or your organization interested in joining the Immunization Collaboration of Tarrant County? Fill out this form. For more information, use the Contact page or email email@example.com.
ICTC Education Work Group Information
Forms and Documents
Below are pictures from our August 2016 Back to School events: