Subject to the exceptions in §38.001(c), a student is required to be fully immunized against certain diseases. However, under §38.001 a student may be provisionally admitted if the student has begun the required immunizations and continues to receive the necessary immunizations as rapidly as medically feasible. Except as provided by §38.001(c), a student who is not fully immunized and has not begun the required immunizations may not attend school.
For further information regarding immunization requirements, immunization exemptions, and immunization documentation, please contact DSHS.Information on Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12 is available here.
For Incoming 7th Graders
Please be advised that all students entering the 7th grade for the 2021-2022 school year must receive several state mandated immunizations prior to registration. All incoming 7th graders must have the following vaccines:
- Tdap/Td* booster, 1 dose if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine
- Meningococcal (MCV4) - 1 dose; 1 dose of MCV4 is required on or after the student's 11th birthday. Note: If a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.
They should also be up to date with the required vaccines for k-6th grade.
Students will not be allowed to start school without proof of the updated shot records.
Please do not submit vaccination records with your sports physicals. School nurses do not have access to physicals that were submitted to the athletic department.
You can deliver the updated immunization records to your current campus, Blocker or LMMS campus, or email them to the appropriate nurse: email@example.com for Blocker and firstname.lastname@example.org for LMMS. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your campus nurse.
Please note that if you wait until August to receive these vaccines, you may have a very hard time finding a clinic that will have them available which could prevent your child from starting on the first day of school.