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Immunization Requirements For School Enrollment


2020-2021 State Immunization Requirements for School Enrollment.

ALL STUDENTS must show proof of up-to-date immunization status, and/or submit an ORIGINAL, unexpired “Affidavit of Exemption for Reasons of Conscience” to the school PRIOR to enrolling.


Click the charts below to view immunzation requirements by age and grade level:

TDSHS PK 2020-2021 Imm Req

TDSHS K-12 2020-2021 Imm Req



Click here: Frequently Asked Questions About School Admittance

  • Can a child without an immunization record be enrolled provisionally if they are not homeless, are not transferring from a Texas school or are not progressing towards obtaining immunizations as fast as is medically feasible?

No. The child must obtain the first doses of the required vaccines and then they can be admitted provisionally as long as they are progressing towards receiving the remaining required vaccines as fast as is medically feasible.

  • What do parents or guardians need to show as proof that their child has started the vaccine series needed?

Acceptable documentation of immunizations is any record of immunizations validated by a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel. The record must show the month, day, and year when each immunization was received.

  • Where can parents take their children to get the required immunizations?

Parents should contact their children's physician. Alternatively, they can contact their local health department or the nearest DSHS Health Service Regional Office for information.

You may contact the Texas Department of Health- Beeville Office at the address and phone number listed below for more information. 

Texas Department of State Health Services

1700 W. Corpus Christi St.

  Beeville, Texas 78102

  Ph# (361) 362-6162 


Exemptions click for more information

Per Texas Department of State Health Services Webiste, you have the option to request an exemption. The steps to begin the exemption process are explained in the link. 

Information about the ImmTrac2 Registry

ImmTrac2, the Texas Immunization Registry, is a no-cost service offered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. ImmTrac2 safely consolidates and stores immunization information from multiple sources electronically in one centralized system. Texas law requires written consent for ImmTrac2 participation and limits access to the registry to only those individuals who have been authorized by law. ImmTrac2 contains over 120 million immunization records and continues to rapidly grow with increased participation.

The immunization information in ImmTrac2 is provided by a variety of sources, including private health-care providers, pharmacies, public health clinics, Medicaid claims administrators, and the Vital Statistics Unit (VSU). Regardless of the number of sources, each client’s immunization information is consolidated into one electronic record. Authorized professionals such as doctors, nurses, and public health providers can access clients’ vaccination histories.

The registry is a major component of the DSHS initiative to increase vaccine coverage across Texas.

For the latest information, please visit the ImmTrac2 webpage.  

To access the ImmTrac2 portal, please visit the ImmTrac2 Portal Webpage.