Notice to Physicians Treating Elderly Persons

Under the requirements of SB 1330 effective 9/1/05, physicians responsible for the management of an office that provides ongoing medical care to elderly persons are required by TMB to offer, to the extent possible as determined by the physician, the opportunity to receive the pneumococcal and influenza vaccines to each elderly person who receives ongoing care at the office. If the physician decides it is not feasible to offer the vaccine, the physician must provide the person with information on other options. The Texas Department of State Health Services provides full information regarding immunizations on its website at