Protecting the Health of Children
State law requires children to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases to attend school in Texas. Getting your child vaccinated protects your child's health and that of the community.
Students cannot go to school without the appropriate documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or conscientious exemption. This is required in order to find a student’s teacher at Elementary Meet the Teacher Night or to pick up his or her class schedule at secondary schools.
The following links outline the requirements in Texas, as well as exclusions from compliance and Frequently Asked Questions.
The State of Texas will require students to have up-to-date immunization records or a valid medical or conscientious exemption to start the school year, regardless of whether the student participates in on-campus or virtual instruction. Required vaccines, including the doses required, may vary in Texas from other states/countries.
- Required K-12 Immunizations or Exemptions
- Required Pre-K Immunizations
- COVID-19 School Updates
- FAQs About Immunization Requirements
- FAQs for Parents
- Texas Laws - School Immunizations
The Waxahachie Independent School District Health Services Department does share personally identifiable student health information with state and local public health entities on a need-to-know basis for the purposes of immunization compliance and communicable disease control as required by state law.
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- Melissa Bousquet, RN BSN