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    Immunizations

    Immunization Requirements

     

    Welcome! This page is designed to help you understand the immunization requirements required for enrollment in Ysleta's schools. It also provides a list of clinics where you can get your child's vaccines.

     Q. What immunizations are required for school admission?

     NEW  REQUIREMENTS (TDSHS Website)

    2017-2018 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements forStudents Grades K-12

     

    A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance,or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas.

    Vaccines

    Minimum Number of Doses Required by Grade Level

    K-6th

    7th

    8th  – 12th

    Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

    (DTaP/DTP/DT/Td)

     

     

    5 doses or

    4 doses

     

    Check with School Nurse or Medical Provider for clarification

    3 dose primary series and
    1 Tdap/Td booster
    within last
    5 years

    3 dose primary series and
    1 Tdap/Td booster
    within last 10 years

    Polio

    4 doses or 3 doses

     

    Check with School Nurse or Medical Provider for clarification

    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

    2 doses

    of MMR

     

    Hepatitis  B

    3 doses

    Varicella

    2 doses

    Meningococcal

     

    1 dose

    Hepatitis A

    2 doses

    K – 8th

     


    Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP/DTP/DT/Td)For K-6th grade: 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For students age 7 years and older, 3 doses meet the requirement if 1 dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
    For 8th- 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
    Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.

     

    Polio –For K-12th grade:  4 doses of polio; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.

     

    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)For K – 12th grade:  2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Students vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose each of rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement.

     

    Hepatitis  BFor students aged 11-15 years: 2 doses meet the requirement if adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax®) was received. Dosage (10 mcg/1.0mL) and type of vaccine (Recombivax®) must be clearly documented. If Recombivax® is not the vaccine received, a 3-dose series is required.

     

    Varicella – The 1st dose of varicella must be received on or after the 1st birthday. For grades K –12th grade: 2 doses are required.

     

    Meningococcal:  For 7th -12th grade: 1 dose of meningococcal is required upon enrollment. For students 11-12 years of age entering 7th grade: 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine is required  for students entering grades 7-12 will require students in these grades to show proof of one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4 or MenACWY) on or after the student’s 11th birthday.

     

    Hepatitis A – The 1st dose of hepatitis A must be received on or after the 1st birthday.  For K-8th grade: 2 doses are required. Special note: a child will not be considered delinquent in this series until 18 months have elapsed since receiving the 1st dose.

     

     

          This information is subject to change - Contact your school nurse for current information.

     


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    EXEMPTIONS

    The law allows (a) physicians, licensed in the State of Texas, 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, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. Schools and child-care facilities should maintain an up-to-date list of students with exemptions, so they can be excluded from attending school if an outbreak occurs.

    Instructions for the affidavit to be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, can be found at www.ImmunizeTexas.com.

    For children needing medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician, licensed in the State of Texas, should be submitted to the school or child-care facility.

    PROVISIONAL ENROLLMENT

    All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance. The law requires that students be fully vaccinated against the specified diseases. A student may be enrolled provisionally, if the student has an immunization record that indicates that the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required subsequent doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible and provide acceptable evidence of vaccination to the school. A school nurse or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered.

    Transfer of Immunization Records (TAC §97.69)
    (a) A student can be enrolled provisionally for no more than 30 days if he/she transfers from one Texas school to another, and is awaiting the transfer of the immunization record.

    (b) A dependent of a person who is on active duty with the armed forces of the United States can be enrolled provisionally for no more than 30 days if he/she transfers from one school to another and is awaiting the transfer of the immunization record.

    DOCUMENTATION
    Since many types of personal immunization records are in use, any document will be acceptable, provided a physician or public health personnel have validated it. The month, day, and year that vaccination was received must be recorded on all school immunization records created or updated after September 1, 1991.

    TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES WEBSITE

    Q. What clinics in the Ysleta District offer vaccines (including flu)?