Vaccinations

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Families are encouraged to check their immunizations records to be prepared for the school year. Please contact your campus nurse for any questions.  

DTaP/DTP/DT/Td/Tdap: K – 6th grade

5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine are required; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.  Doses are also required for students entering Pre-K – school nurses will evaluate. 

  • 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.
  • 8th – 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.

 

Polio: K – 12th grade

4 doses of polio are required; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.  Doses are also required for students entering Pre-K – school nurses will evaluate. Not required of 18 yr old students.

 

Measles/Mumps/Rubella: K – 12th grade

2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday.  Students vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose each of rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement.  One dose is required for Pre-K.

 

HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae)

Mandated for students 3 and 4 years of age. The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter Pre-K.

 

Hepatitis A: K – 12th grade

2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Two doses are required for Pre-K. The second dose of Hep A is administered six months after the first dose.

 

Hepatitis B: K – 12th grade

3 doses are required. Three doses are required for Pre-K.

 

Varicella (Chicken Pox): K – 12th grade

2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. If a student has had the chickenpox illness, please request a form from the school nurse. One dose required for Pre-K.

 

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine)

Mandated for students 3 and 4 years of age. The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter Pre-K.

 

Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine): 7th – 12th grade

1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.  If a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.

 

For more information, please access the Department of State Health Services Website:

Immunization Requirements:

2022 - 2023 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K - 12 

 

Immunization Exemptions:

DSHS Exemption Information – School Immunizations 

 

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