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2016 National Infant Immunization Week

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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance, from April 16-23, 2016, to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

For Vaccine Information Statements and corresponding addendums, see the Immunization Branch Literature & Forms page.

Schools & Childcare Facilities Immunization Requirements

News & Updates

Flu Vaccination Information Required on Public School Websites

In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill No. 1059, also known as the Emily Lastinger Act, which requires all public school districts to post immunization information prominently on the school district’s website, if the district has one.

Read more in the Influenza Letter to Schools, February 2016 (PDF, 114KB).

Update on 2015-2016 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12

The 2015-2016 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12 have been released and can be found here.  As legislatively-mandated by §97.63 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), the immunization requirements for Texas students have been updated.  No new vaccines are required for the upcoming school year.

Please disregard previous versions of the 2015-2016 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Immunization Requirements

The following charts summarize the vaccine requirements incorporated in Title 25 Health Services, §§97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code. They are not intended as substitutes for consulting the Texas Administrative Code, which has other provisions and details. The Texas Department of State Health Services is granted the authority to set immunization requirements by Texas Education Code, Chapter 38 and Human Resource Code, Chapter 42.

Requirements for Schools

Requirements for Childcare Facilities

Adolescent Immunization Information

To learn more about adolescent immunizations, see our Preteen Vaccines page.

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Last Updated April 14, 2016

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