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  • State Requirements
    • A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas. The State of Texas requires that every child in the state bebe immunized against preventable diseases caused by infectious agents, per the immunization schedule.
    • To determine the specific number of doses for your child, please visit the following DSHS webpage:
    • Proof of immunization may be shown through personal records from a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber-stamp validation.
    • 2022-2023 Immunization Requirements for Pre-K: Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements Pre-K
    • 2022-2023 Immunization Requirements for K-12: 2022-2023 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements K-12
  • Exemptions

Texas law allows (a) physicians to write medical exemption statements that the vaccine(s) required would be medically harmful or injurious to the health and well-being of the child or household member, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of

  • Provisional Enrollment
    • All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance. The law requires that students be fully vaccinated against the specified diseases. A student may be enrolled provisionally if the student has an immunization record that indicates the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required subsequent doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible and provide acceptable evidence of vaccination to the school. A school nurse or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance in completing the required doses of vaccination. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student is not in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered. A student who is homeless, as defined by the McKinney Act (42 U.S.C. § 11302), shall be admitted temporarily for 30 days if acceptable evidence of vaccination is not available. The school shall promptly refer the student to appropriate public health programs to obtain the required vaccinations.
  • Records Reporting
    • The school’s record of your student’s immunization history, while private in most instances, may be inspected by the Texas Education Agency, local health departments and the Texas Department of Health and transferred to other schools associated with the transfer of your student to those schools.