• Deborah Barber R.N.

    Current Texas
    High School vaccination
     requirements

     
     
    Tetanus (td, TdaP, dt)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Polio (OPV, IPV)
     
     
     
    Measles Mumps, Rubella, MMR)
     
     
     Hepatitis B
     
     
     
     
    Varicella (chicken pox)
     
     
     Meningitis   (MCV, MCV4, MEN)
     
     
     
    Exemptions:
     
     
    Conscientious Objection
     
     
     
     
     
    Medical exception
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Medical Immunity

     Vaccination requirements are somewhat complicated.   This is as simple as I have been able to make it.  

     
     
     
     
     5 doses required  One must be Tdap (with acellular pertussis component) that is required at 7th grade.
      4 doses if the 4th dose is on or after the 4th birthday
      booster required every 10 years
      Booster dose must be up to date for the school year at entry
      of the new year.
     
     
       
    3 doses  if last dose is after the 4th birthday
    (usually 4 or more doses) last one must be after 4th birthday
     
     
     2 doses.  Both must be on or after the 1st birthday
     
      
     
    3 doses required.  1 month between dose 1 and 2.  2 - 4 months between dose 2 and 3. 
    (if 2 dose hepatitis B is given, official documentation must be provided for proof)
     
     
     
     2 doses or documentation of disease (month and year)  
     
      
     1 dose required for our students.   (Students will be required to have a booster dose before college, but this is not a high school requirement.)
     
     
     
      
     
     
    Affidavit from Department of Health and Human Services
    Must be notarized
    Renew every 2 years
     
     
     
    Dr signed document that excuses student from immunization due to a
    medical condition or need.  If no medical need is documented, a conscietious affidavit will be required.  To be renewed annually
    unless states it is a "life time medical condition".
     
     
     
    If a student has had a disease or immunization that is not documented,
    serological (blood) testing indicating the student is immune to the disease in question can be accepted in place of vaccination.   A copy of the lab test is
    required. 
     
     
     
     
     

Last Modified on December 9, 2015