The Texas Department of Health has ruled that students must be current with immunizations in order to attend school unless an exemption has been filed with the school in accordance with Texas Education Code, Health and Safety, Chapter 38.0001. Unless a child’s immunizations are current when school begins on August 24, 2015, parents will be asked to obtain the needed immunizations before their child is allowed to return to school.
A child or 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, or institution of higher education.*
* Source: The provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 97, Title 25 Health Services, adopted to be effective April 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3188
Parents may fax or mail the updated immunization record and delinquency letter to their child's school.
For more information related to school immunization compliance, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch website.