All students must be immunized against certain diseases or must present a statement for medical/religious exemption. The State of Texas immunizations required are diphtheria/tetanus, polio, measles (rubeola), mumps, rubella, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A and Varicella (Pre K and Kindergarten). All immunizations must be current when enrolling in school and remain current throughout the school year. It is important that you review your child's record prior to his/her entry into school. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the clinic. Due to the new state immunizations requirements, all Kindergarten students will need the following immunizations:
MMR -- Two (2) doses required for entry to Kindergarten. One (1) dose must be after the first birthday.
DTaP -- Five (5) doses are required for entry to Kindergarten. One (1) dose must be after the 4th birthday. If the 4th dose is after the 4th birthday, then only four (4) doses are required.
Hepatitis A -- Two (2) doses required for entry to Kindergarten.
Varicella -- Two (2) doses are required for entry to Kindergarten unless they have had the disease (chicken pox).
Polio -- Four (4) doses are required for entry to Kindergarten. One (1) dose must be after 4th birthday. If the 3rd doses was after the 4th birthday, then only three (3) doses are required.
Hepatitis B -- Three (3) doses are required for entry to Kindergarten.
Medical Exemptions: A U.S. licensed physician, stating that in the doctor's opinion, the immunization required would be harmful to the health and well being of the student, must sign a medical exemption. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a lifelong contraindication.
Religious/Conscientious Exemptions: Chapter 97.62 of the Texas Administration Code (TAC) describes the conditions under which individuals can seek exemptions from Texas immunization requirements. Exclusions from compliance are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs, and active duty in the armed forces of the United States.