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Immunization Info

Below is a list of the required vaccines for students who will attend a Texas school in the 2012-2013 school year. This list includes new requirements that were added to kindergarten and 7th grade in 2009. Parent of students who will enter kindergarten and 7th grade should pay special attention to the additional vaccine requirements. Please be aware that students without the required immunizations or a valid exemption will not be allowed to attend school.

Vaccine requirements for students entering kindergarten though 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 K-1st grade
   •2 doses of varicella for students entering K-1st and 7th-8th grade
   •1 booster dose of tetanus, diptheria, 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 2012-2013 Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Texas Students (Spanish version). This document and more information about school vaccine requirements are available on the Imminuzation Branch website.