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:

  1. A meningitis vaccine
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.