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    Each student must be immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate or statement signed by a U. S. licensed physician that, for medical reasons, the student should not be immunized. The certificate or statement must state, in the doctor’s opinion, that the immunization required would be harmful to the health and well being of the student or any member of the student’s family or household.

    This certificate must be renewed every year unless the doctor has specified a lifetime exemption.  If, for reasons of conscience including religious, the parent/guardian does

    not want the student immunized, he/she must submit a notarized official Texas Department of Health affidavit requesting the exemption for each child. Exemptions for reason of conscience are valid for 2 years from the date they are signed.

    The immunizations required are: diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus, polio, measles (rubella), mumps, rubella, HIB, Varicella (or show a reliable history of chicken pox), pneumococcal conjugate, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B. Proof of immunization may be a personal record validated by a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber stamp. Any student who fails to maintain current immunizations shall be excluded from school until such time immunizations comply with requirements. DSHS (Department of State Health Services) rules that specify immunization requirements for school entry can be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm.



    Tarrant County Back-to-School Immunization for Children without Private Insurance

    Immunization Service Locations
    536 W. Randol Mill Rd.
    Arlington, Texas 76011
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 4 p.m.

     Lake Worth
    3800 Adam Grubb Rd.
    Lake Worth, Texas 76135
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 4 p.m.

    6601 Watauga Rd.
    Watauga, Texas 76148
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 4 p.m.

    3212 Miller Ave.
    Fort Worth, Texas  76119
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 4 p.m.

     La Gran Plaza Mall *
    4200 South Frwy.
    Fort Worth, Texas  76115
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 4 p.m.
    *Saturdays available, call for details

    6551 Granbury Rd.
    Fort Worth, Texas  76133
    Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon & 2 – 4 p.m.


    JPS School-Based Clinic Hours:
    Birdville Clinic at ACFT
    8200 O'Brian Way
    North Richland Hills, TX 76180
    located on the campus of ACFT
    (817) 702-4855
    Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00-1:00 for Lunch)
    Haltom Clinic
    (serving FWISD and BISD)
    2807 Layton Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76117
    (817) 702-4861
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  and Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch)
    Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm