State law requires children to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases to attend school in Texas. Getting your child vaccinated protects your child's health and that of the community.
Students cannot go to school without the appropriate documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or conscientious exemption. This is required in order to find out a student’s teacher at Primary/Elementary/Intermediate Meet the Teacher Night or to pick up his or her class schedule at secondary schools.
The following links outline the requirements in Texas, as well as exclusions from compliance and Frequently Asked Questions.
Vaccines, including the doses required, may vary in Texas from other states/countries. The requirements are most likely to affect your child if he or she has never attended school in Texas or is entering kindergarten or seventh grade, though students entering other grade levels may be impacted as well.
Please take special note of these requirements specifically:
· 7th grade Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (3 dose primary series)
· 8th-12th grade Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (3 dose primary series)
· 7th-12th grade Meningococcal (1 dose)
WHERE TO GET VACCINATED
· Any doctor's office or clinic
· Texas Department of State Health Services in Mt. Pleasant (903-572-9877)
· Information from the Texas Education Agency (English)
· Information from the Texas Education Agency (Spanish)
Laurie Smith BSN, RN, NCSN – Director of Health Services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brook Ratley LVN – Elementary Campus (email@example.com)
Rhonda Willson LVN – Junior High Campus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joyce Mays, Health Aide – High School Campus (email@example.com)
Angie Duncan, Health Aide – Intermediate Campus (firstname.lastname@example.org)