Texas Immunization Requirements for School

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Starting Aug. 1, some changes to school
immunization requirements for five vaccines will take effect.

The Texas Department of State Health Services said today that
the changes mostly affect those entering kindergarten and seventh
grade.

All immunizations must be completed by the first day of school.
Among the vaccines and new requirements are:
*Hepatitis A vaccine: Students entering kindergarten must have
had two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine.

*Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine: Students entering
kindergarten must have had two doses of the MMR vaccine.

*Students in grades 1 through 12 must continue to meet the
current requirement: two doses of a measles-containing vaccine and
one dose each of mumps and rubella vaccine.

A full list of immunization requirements:
www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/docs/school/6-14eng.pdf.


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