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Immunization Requirements for the 2011-12 School Year

August 4, 2011

Houston – July 26, 2011 – Immunizations are an important part of public health, and Texas law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized
against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Below is a list of the required vaccines for students who will attend a Texas school in the 2011-12 school
year. This list includes new requirements that were added to kindergarten and seventh grade in 2009. Parents of students who will enter kindergarten and seventh grade should pay special attention to the additional vaccine requirements. Students without the required immunizations or a valid exemption will not be allowed to attend school.

Vaccine requirements for three and four year olds enrolling in the Spring ISD Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) and prekindergarten program:

  • • 4 doses diphtheria tetanus toxoid and pertussis vaccine (DTaP/DT/DTP
  • • 1 dose each of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Hib and varicella
  • • 3 doses each of polio and hepatitis B
  • • 2 doses of hepatitis A

Vaccine requirements for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade:

  • • 3 to 5 doses* of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP/DTP/DT/Td)
  • • 3 to 4 doses* of polio
  • • 2 doses* of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • • 1 to 2 doses* of varicella
  • • 1 booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) 10 years after the last dose of tetanus- diphtheria-containing vaccine

Additional vaccine requirements for students entering kindergarten, 1st grade, 7th grade and 8th grade:

  • • 2 doses of hepatitis A for students entering kindergarten – 1st grade
  • • 2 doses of varicella for students entering kindergarten–1st and 7th–8th grade
  • • 1 booster dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) for
    students entering 7th grade, if at least 5 years have passed since the last
    dose of tetanus-diphtheria-containing vaccine
  • • 1 dose of meningococcal for students entering 7th – 8th grade

* To determine the specific number of doses that will be required, please read the document entitled 2011-2012 Minimum State
Vaccine Requirements for Texas Students. This document and more information about school vaccine requirements are available on the Immunization Branch website at www.immunizetexas.com(click on the ‘School and Childcare’ link). More information is also available
online at www.springisd.org or call the nurse at your child’s school.

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