Immunization Requirements & Exemptions

  • Immunization Requirements

    Texas law requires that all children entering public or private schools and institutions of higher learning be immunized. (Texas Department of State Health Services)

    Validation of immunization records by a physician or public health clinic will be required for entering school.  Any new enrollees who have not completed all immunizations at the time of enrollment must complete them as soon as medically feasible.  Any document signed by a physician or public health clinic listing each immunization and the month, day, and year in which it was given will be accepted. 

    Exemption from Immunization Requirement

    Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, and active duty with the armed forces of the United States. Children and students in these categories must submit evidence for exclusion from compliance as specified in the Health and Safety Code, §161.004(d), Health and Safety Code, §161.0041, Education Code, Chapter 38, Education Code, Chapter 51, and the Human Resources Code, Chapter 42 (Texas Department of State Health Services - Exemptions).

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements - Students Grades K-12