As required by the State of Texas, a student must be fully immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate or statement that, for medical reasons or reasons of conscience, the student will not be immunized. For exemptions based on reasons of conscience, only official forms issued by the Texas Department of Health, Immunization Division, can be honored by the District. Exemptions for reasons of conscience must be renewed every two years.
The immunizations required are: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Haemophilus influenzae type B, Pneumococcal, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Meningitis and Varicella (chicken pox). The immunizations required vary depending on the age of the student. Since many types of personal immunization records are in use, any document will be acceptable provided a physician or public health personnel has validated it. The month, day and year that the vaccination was received must be recorded on al school immunization records created or updated after September 1, 1991.
**A document will be acceptable provided a physician or public health personnel has validated it. Validation includes a signature, initials, or stamp.**If a student should not be immunized for medical reasons, the student or parent must present a certificate signed by a U.S. licensed physician stating that, in the doctor"s opinion, the required immunization poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the student or any member of the student's family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a life-long condition.For further information about immunizations required by the State of Texas, please visit https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/pdf/6-14---Texas-Minimum-State-Requirements-for-Students-K-12.pdf or https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/pdf/6-15---Texas-Minimum-State-Requirements-for-Childcare-and-Pre-K-Facilities.pdfBacterial Meningitis information for students and parents: