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Third Update to ‘HHSC to Reopen Respiratory Syncytial Virus Season for Select Texas Regions’

Last updated on 7/2/2021

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This is an update to the article titled “Second Update to ‘HHSC to Reopen Respiratory Syncytial Virus Season for Select Texas Regions.’” The update is that an additional region is now included: Region 8: Upper South Texas.

Providers can start monthly palivizumab (Synagis) prophylaxis treatment for all eligible clients beginning July 9, 2021, in the following region:

  • Region 8: Upper South Texas

Prior authorization will follow the usual process.

Providers can refer to the article titled “HHSC to Reopen Respiratory Syncytial Virus Season for Select Texas Regions,” for details on prior authorization and other information.

Note: Information will be updated as regions are identified and added. Providers should check tmhp.com regularly for the latest articles to see if their regions are affected.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will continue to monitor the resurgence and announce any other seasonal changes.

Send questions or comments to vdp-formulary@hhsc.state.tx.us.