Enrollment and Review
At the time of enrollment, a student’s immunization record or exemption paperwork must be produced. 25 Tex. Admin. Code § 97.61(a). The school is responsible for reviewing the immunization record. DSHS has clarified that schools should accept documentation or immunization if the record is validated by a physician or a physician’s designee or other public health personnel, but the record does not need to be in any specific form or format. To be valid, the record must show the month, day, and year when each immunization was received. Tex. Dept. State Health Services, FAQs About Immunization Requirements for School Admittance. DSHS offers a Texas Immunization Registry called ImmTrac2. Individuals, including students with parental consent, can include their information in the online, secure, and centralized database. Schools and other authorized organizations can access the registry records.
Immunization is not required if the person applying for admission, usually the parent or guardian, submits an affidavit that complies with the exemptions requirements under Texas Education Code section 38.001. The following are acceptable exemptions:
"Reasons of Conscience" https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/docs/EF11-13140.pdf
Active Duty Member of the Armed Forces
More Information about Exemptions: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemption-faq.aspx
View state requirements for immunizations in the attached document. https://www.tasb.org/services/legal-services/tasb-school-law-esource/students/documents/immunization-requirements-and-exceptions.pdf