||2015-2016 Minimum State Immunization Requirements for School
2015-2016 Minimum State Immunization Requirements for Child-Care Facilities
Recommended Immunization Schedule
VACCINATE BEFORE YOU GRADUATE!
College Vaccine Requirements
Senate Bill 62
Relating to the Vaccination Against Bacterial Meningitis of Entering Students at Public and Private or Independent Institutions of Higher Education
Online Affidavit Request for Exemption from Immunization for Reason of Conscience
Sample Request Letter for Request for Exemption from Immunization for Reason of Conscience
Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Webpage for resources above and other important information.
TEXAS VACCINES FOR CHILDREN
IMMUNIZATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL
For the health and well-being of all students, we are pleased to be able to offer required immunizations to students in our district who qualify. Partnering with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, our district participates in the Texas Vaccines For Children (TVFC) program which provides the vaccines. To take advantage of this important program, please contact your school nurse for more information.
As a courtesy, notices are sent home with students in need of immunizations. Parents/guardians are responsible for making sure their child's
immunizations are up to date.
Effective September 1, 2005, House Bill (HB) 1316 became law. This law requires that children attending pre-kindergarten and Head Start facilities be vaccinated against invasive pneumococcal and hepatitis A diseases.
Pursuant to the Human Resource Code §42.043 (b), each child at an appropriate age shall be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, mumps, rubella, rubeola, invasive pneumococcal and hepatitis A disease and against any other communicable disease as recommended by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Additionally, DSHS requires vaccination against pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, varicella, and hepatitis B. Although the law requires that the immunizations must be administered to the child on the date of first entry into the child-care facility, a child may be provisionally admitted if the required immunizations have begun and are completed as rapidly as medically feasible.
Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. The most common types of infections (bacteremia), sinus infections, and meningitis. There are currently two licensed vaccines that prevent pneumococcal disease. The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) is required for all children attending child-care facilities aged 2 months through 59 months of age.
Hepatitis A is a liver disease commonly associated with food servers. It is spread from person to person by putting objects in the mouth that has been contaminated with the stool of a person with hepatitis A. Children attending child-are who are two years of age or older will need two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine separated by six to 18 months. Children must be allowed 18 months from the date of the first does to complete the series before a child-care facility can deny admittance.