According to state law and school board policy, all students must be fully immunized. These rules apply:
- A student must show acceptable evidence before entry, attendance, or transfer to the district.
- A student may be provisionally enrolled if he/she has begun the required immunizations but must have received at least one dose of each age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule and is on schedule to receive the subsequent doses. Student must not be overdue for the next dose in the series to be considered provisional.
- 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 can be provisionally enrolled for no more than 30 days if he or she transfers from one Texas school to another. If acceptable records are not received within that time, your child will be withdrawn.
- Homeless students (as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act) may be provisionally enrolled for 30 days.
- Foster children may be provisionally enrolled for 30 days.
- A dependent of a person who is on active duty with the U.S. armed forces may be enrolled provisionally for no more than 30 days if the student transfers from one school to another and is awaiting the transfer of the immunization record.
- If an enrolling student can prove he/she is a member of the U.S. armed forces and is on active duty, he/she is exempt from producing an immunization record -- FFAB (legal) updated 9/07.
For information regarding medical or conscientious exemptions, visit www.dshs.texas.gov or call your campus school nurse.
Immunization requirements are determined by State Law. Students without proper documentation of the REQUIRED immunizations WILL NOT be allowed to start school.
Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Immunization Requirements
DTaP - 4 doses
Polio - 3 doses
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine (PCV) – 4 doses*
MMR - 1 dose†
Varicella - 1 dose†
Hepatitis A - 2 doses†
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) - 3 doses‡
*At least three doses with one dose on or after 12 months of age, or two doses with both doses on or after 12 months of age, or one dose on or after 24 months of age. Otherwise, one additional dose is required.
†For MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis A vaccines, the first dose must be given on or after the first birthday. Vaccine doses administered within 4 days before the first birthday will satisfy the requirement.
‡A complete Hib series is two doses plus a booster dose on or after 12 months of age (three doses total). If a child receives the first dose of Hib vaccine at 12 - 14 months of age, only one additional dose is required (two doses total). Any child who has received a single dose of Hib vaccine on or after 15 - 59 months of age is in compliance with these specified vaccine requirements.
Kindergarten Enrollment Immunization Requirements
DTaP - 4 doses*
Polio - 3 doses*
MMR - 2 doses**
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella - 2 doses**
Hepatitis A - 2 doses**
For complete immunization requirements, contact your campus nurse or healthcare assistant.
*One dose must be received on/after fourth birthday.
**First dose must be received on/after first birthday.
7th Grade Immunization Requirements
In addition to all of the above, the following are required for entry into the 7th grade:
Tdap/Td - 1 booster within last 5 years
MCV4 - 1 dose is required on or after the student's 11th birthday