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Changes to Immunization Requirements:

The following is a highlight of revisions to rules for school and child-care facility immunization requirements: 

  1. Meningococcal Vaccine
    7th grade requirement
  2. Varicella Vaccine
    2 dose requirement for kindergarten and 7th grade entry;
  3. Tdap Vaccine
    a booster dose requirement for Tdap for 7th grade;
  4. MMR Vaccine
    2 dose requirement of MMR vaccine for kindergarten entry;
  5. Hepatitis A Vaccine
    2 dose requirement for kindergarten entry statewide
  6. General revisions incorporated that clarify or simplify language throughout the rules relating to the school and child care requirements.

Information on immunizations and details on the changes can be found on the Immunization Branch’s website at www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/public.shtm.

Contact the School Nurse Consultant:
Anita Wheeler-Hill, M.S.N., R.N.
School Nurse Consultant and School Health Program Manager
School Health Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 149347 MC1925
Austin, Texas 78714-9347
anita.wheeler@dshs.state.tx.us
512-776-2909
512-776-7555 Fax

Last updated December 21, 2015