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Texas Immunization Requirements

  • Students must present proof of immunization compliance at the time of enrollment according to Texas Administrative Code, Title 25 Health Services, Chapter 97, Subchapter B, Rules 97.61- 97.77. These laws may be seen in their entirety at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm .Students must have these vaccines before they may begin school; provisional enrollment and exemptions may be discussed with the nurse.

    3 and 4 year-olds (Early Childhood AND Pre-K)

    4 doses of DPT/DTaP

    3 doses of Polio

    3 doses of Hepatitis B

    3 doses of HIB (one of which must be given on or after the 1st birthday) or 1 dose of HIB after 15months of age through 4 years

    1 dose of Pneumococcal on or after the 2nd birthday, if series of 4 not completed

    1 dose of MMR (must be received on or after the 1st birthday)

    1 dose of Varicella (on or after the 1st birthday) unless child has verification of previous chicken pox disease 

    2 doses of Hepatitis A (first dose on or after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no sooner than 6 months after the 1st dose)

    Kindergarten, First,  Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade

    5 doses of DPT/DTaP (included one on or after the 4th birthday- unless the 4th dose was on or after the 4th birthday, then 4 doses) 7 yr. olds may have 3 doses as long as the 3 dose was given on or after the 4th birthday

    4 doses of Polio (unless 3rd dose was on or after the 4th birthday, then 3 doses)

    2 doses of MMR received on or after the 1st birthday and doses are at least 28 days apart

    3 doses of Hepatitis B

    2 doses of Varicella - unless child has verification of previous chicken pox disease *

    2 doses of Hepatitis A (1st dose on or after 1st birthday and 2nd dose no sooner than 6 months after the 1st dose) 

    Sixth Grade 

    5 doses of DPT/DTaP (included one on or after the 4th birthday- unless the 4th dose was on or after the 4th birthday, then 4 doses)

    4 doses of Polio (unless 3rd dose was on or after the 4th birthday, then 3 doses) 

    2 doses of MMR received on or after the 1st birthday and doses are at least 28 days apart

    3 doses of Hepatitis B

    1 dose of Varicella - unless child has verification of previous chicken pox disease*

    Seventh Grade

    3 doses of DPT/DTaP (including one on or after the 4th birthday) & 1 booster dose of Tdap within the last 5 years

    4 doses of Polio (unless 3rd dose was on or after the 4th birthday, then 3 doses) 

    2 doses of MMR received on or after the 1st birthday and doses are at least 28 days apart

    3 doses of Hepatitis B

    2 doses of Varicella- unless child has verification of previous chicken pox disease *

    1 dose of meningococcal vaccine

    Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Grades

    3 doses of DPT/DTaP (including one on or after the 4th birthday) and one Tdap/Td booster dose within the last 10 years

    4 doses of Polio (unless 3rd dose was on or after the 4th birthday, then 3 doses)

    2 doses of MMR received on or after the 1st birthday and doses are at least 28 days apart

    3 doses of Hepatitis B

    2 doses of Varicella-unless child has verification of previous chicken pox disease;* 2 doses required if 1st dose given after age of 13

    1 dose of meningococcal vaccine 

    1 dose of meningicoccal vaccine 5 years prior to entering college