Required Immunizations

All students must be immunized in accordance with state law before entering Texas schools. Vaccines are available from doctors' offices, the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Department, 281-446-4222, or the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, 713-794-9320.
 
Information regarding immunizations requirements, in both English and Spanish, can be accessed here. 
 
When turning in records, including electronic (My Chart) records, Records must be signed or stamped by the physician or his/her designee or public health personnel.

Affidavits
Affidavits regarding varicella are available. Please print the varicella proof form

Exemptions
For children who need medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician should be submitted to the school annually. Parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, should visit www.ImmunizeTexas.com for instructions.

 
3 Year Old
Polio - 3 doses
DTaP - 4 doses
MMR - 1 dose - must be given after 1st birthday
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella - 1 dose - after the 1st birthday

Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) - 3 doses  1
Pneumococcal - Complete series or 1 dose after age 2  2
Hepatitis A - 1 doses  after 1st birthday
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1   A complete series is 2 doses plus a booster  with 1 after 1st birthday.  If 1st dose is given after 1st BD only one additional dose is required.  If 1st dose is given after 15 months of age, only one dose is required

 2   A completed series - 4 doses.  3 doses with one after the 1st birthday, or 2 doses with both after 1st birthday, or one dose after 2nd birthday
 

 

4 Year Old
Polio - 3 doses
DTaP - 4 doses
MMR - 1 dose - must be given after 1st birthday
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella - 1 dose after 1st birthday
Haemophilus Influenza B (Hib) - 3 doses
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Pneumococcal – Complete series or 1 dose after age 2 2
Hepatitis A - 2 doses after the 1st birthday
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1  A complete series is 2 doses plus a booster after the 1st birthday.  If 1st dose is given after the first birthday, only one additional dose is required.  If 1st dose is given after 15 months, only one dose is required.

2 A completed series - 4 doses.  3 doses with one after the 1st birthday, or 2 doses with both after 1st birthday or one dose after 2nd birthday. 

 

 

 

Grades K - 6
Polio - 4 doses with 1 after 4th birthday 1
DTaP - 5 doses with 1 after the 4th birthday 2
MMR - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella - 2 doses, 1st dose after 1st birthday
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Hepatitis A - 2 doses, 1st dose after the 1st birthday
 
Recommended:
HPV 3 dose series for males and females over the age of 9 
Influeonza - 1 dose for all who do not have contraindications 
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1  3 doses meet the requirement if one dose is after the 4th birthday
2. a.  Four doses meet the requirement if one dose is received after the 4th birthday.
   b - 3 doses for students age 7 and above, if one dose is  
     after the 4th birthday
3 Previous illness must be documented with written statement
 

 

Grade 7
Polio - 4 doses with one after 4th birthday 1
DTP/DT/DTaP- 3 doses primary series and 1 Tdap/TD within 5 years
Hepatitis A  2 doses
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella - 2 dose - 1st dose after 1st birthday2     
MMR 2 doses - Student vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose of rubella and mumps meets requirement 
Meningicocal (MCV4) - 1 dose
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1. 3 doses meet the requirement if 3rd after 4th birthday
2. Previous illness must be documented with written statement

 
            

 

Grade 8-12
Polio - 4 doses with 1 after 4th birthday 1
DTaP/DT/DTP - 3 doses with one after the 4th birthday
Tdap/DT - booster 2
MMR 2 doses  Student vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and 1 dose rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Varicella  - 2 doses - first must be given after 1st birthday3
Meningococal – 1 dose
 
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1. 3 doses meet the requirement if 3rd after 4th birthday
2. 1 dose required when 10 years has passed since last dose tetanus containing vaccine
3  Previous illness may be documented with written statement
            

 



 

 

 
Students in Classes on College Campus
All students attending classes at Quest/Early College or any other college campus (including Community Colleges) must have a Meningococcal immunization within the past 5 years. The immunization must be administered more than 10 days prior to attendance.

RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Flu Vaccine yearly
  • HPV for boys and girls over the age of 9 is strongly recommended. 
  • Meningitis B vaccination ages 16-25
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