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 15 months 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 chickenpox 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 3rd 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 chickenpox 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 chickenpox 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 chickenpox disease*
    • 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine

    Eighth, Ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th 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 chickenpox disease;* 2 doses required if 1st dose given after the age of 13
    • 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine 
    • 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine 5 years prior to entering college