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    The State of Texas requires specific immunizations to attend public schools. For high school the following is provided as a quick reference: 
     
    Vaccine RequiredMinimum Number of Doses Required by Grade LevelNOTES
    (See notes and footnotes)
    K - 6th
    7th8th - 12th
    Diphtheria/ Tetanus/ Pertussis  (DTaP/DTP/DT/Td/ Tdap) 1 
    5 doses or 4 doses3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 5 years3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 10 yearsFor K — 6th grade: 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For students aged 7 years and older, 3 doses meet the requirement if 1 dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
     For 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
     For 8th — 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.
    Meningococcal (MCV4)1Not Required1 doseFor 7th — 12th grade, 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.
    Polio 1
    4 doses or 3 dosesFor K — 12th grade: 4 doses of polio; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
    Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 1, 22 dosesFor K — 12 grade: 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Students vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose each of rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement.
    Hepatitis B 23 dosesFor students aged 11 — 15 years, 2 doses meet the requirement if adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax®) was received. Dosage (10 mcg / 1.0 mL) and type of vaccine (Recombivax®) must be clearly documented. If Recombivax® was not the vaccine received, a 3-dose series is required.
    Varicella 1, 2, 32 dosesThe 1st dose of varicella must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
    For K — 12th grade: 2 doses are required.
    Hepatitis A 1, 22 dosesNot RequiredThe 1st dose of hepatitis A must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
    For K — 7th grade: 2 doses are required.
    Special note: a child will not be considered delinquent in this series until 18 months have elapsed since receiving the 1st dose.
    FOOTNOTES:
    1. Receipt of the dose up to (and including) 4 days before the birthday will satisfy the school entry immunization requirement.
    2. Serologic evidence of infection or serologic confirmation of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, or varicella is acceptable in place of vaccine.
    3. Previous illness may be documented with a written statement from a physician, school nurse, or the child’s parent or guardian containing wording such as: “This is to verify that (name of student) had varicella disease (chickenpox) on or about (date) and does not need varicella vaccine.” This written statement will be acceptable in place of any and all varicella vaccine doses required.

    For requirements for all grades in public education in English and es Español: 
     
    For college bound students the above are required plus meningitis within the past 5 years http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=A641CD0D-E56A-A36A-1BCB39FF80781178. Some schools require hepatitis A so it is best to contact the college or university you plan to attend to determine which immunizations you should get before graduating. After graduation, you will not be eligible for free or discounted rate vaccines under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program.