Immunization Requirements

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis
(DTaP/DTP/DT/Tdap/Td)
Polio
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Hepatitis B- 3 doses
Varicella 2 doses Required
Hepatitis A

Five doses of a diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccine, one of which must have been received on or after the fourth birthday; however, four doses meet the requirement if the fourth dose was given on or after the fourth birthday. Three doses, including one dose on or after the fourth birthday One dose is required ten years after last dose of DTP/DTaP/DT.

Four doses of polio vaccine one of which must have been received on or after the fourth birthday; however, three doses meet the requirement if the third dose was given on or after the fourth birthday. Two doses of a measles-containing vaccine with the first dose on or after the first birthday; second dose required upon entry into kindergarten.

On August, 1, 2009, changes were made in Texas Immunization Requirements. Incoming 7th grade students are required to have the following immunizations before they will be allowed to attend school:

  • Varicella Vaccine: All students entering seventh grade will be required to have two doses of varicella vaccine unless student has verification of previous chicken pox disease.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap): Students entering seventh grade will be required to have a booster dose of Tdap if at least five years have passed since their last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.
  • Meningococcal Vaccine: All students entering seventh grade will be required to have one dose of meningococcal vaccine.

Please check with your physician and get the immunizations that will be required for your student when they enter seventh grade. They can be given at age 11 or after. Bring your school nurse a copy of immunizations given so that school records can be updated.

Refer to the 2019-2020 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students and the Immunization Requirements Phase-in Schedule below.