The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued new immunization requirements for incoming 7th grade students beginning in the 2010-2011 school year.
The requirements are:
- A meningitis vaccine
- A booster dose of Tdap if it has been at least five years since the last dose of DPT (Td will be acceptable if a pertussis containing vaccine is medically contraindicated.)
- Two doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine if the student has not had chickenpox disease.
Current policy states that students must have all immunizations before they will be admitted to class.