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    Immunization Requirements:

    Texas state law requires that all students be vaccinated against specified diseases before attending school. Upon registration, any student who is new to BISD must provide a complete immunization record. 

    Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students     Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Chapter 97

     

    Immunizations during middle school:

    Before Seventh Grade:

    All incoming 7th graders are required to provide proof of a Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) booster and MCV (meningococcal) vaccine by the time they enroll for 7th grade. Students can get these vaccines any time after their 11th birthday, and it is recommended that you get them as early as possible to avoid possible vaccine shortages, long clinic wait times, and exclusion from attending school. The updated shot record can be provided in paper copy, via email, or fax (see nurse contact info).

    DO NOT send these shot records to the athletics coach. The athletic physical and the shot records do not go together. 

     

    Medical exemptions:

    The law allows a physician to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required is medically contraindicated or poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the child or any member of the child's household. 

     

    Exemptions for reasons of conscience:

    The law allows parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs. Instructions for the affidavit to be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience can be found at

     

    https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemptions.aspx?terms=conscientious%20exemption

    If you have questions regarding your child's immunizations, please call the nurse's office. 

     

    Students with private insurance:

    Call your pediatrician to make an appointment. CVS Minute Clinic will also file vaccinations through insurance.

     

    Students with Medicaid or without insurance:

     

    JPS Health @ Birdville

    8200 O’Brian Way

    NRH, TX

    817-702-4855

     

    JPS Health @ Haltom City

    2807 Layton Ave

    Fort Worth, TX

    817-702-4861

     

    Tarrant County Public Health

     

    ONLY TWO LOCATIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN. IMMUNIZATIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:

    Tarrant County Public Health Main Campus

    1101 S. Main Street

    Fort Worth, Texas 76104

    Phone#: 817-321-4700

     

    Southeast Public Health Center

    Arlington, Texas 76011-5738

    Phone#: 817-321-4716