Children must have documentation of receiving all age-appropriate immunizations.
- For more information about vaccine-preventable diseases, you may read the Vaccine Information Statements from the Texas DSHS.
- DSHS Immunization information
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Exemptions from Immunizations
For medical reasons
- The law allows physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required would be medically harmful or injurious to the health and well-being of the child. The written statement by the physician must be submitted to the school nurse. Unless it is written in the statement that a lifelong condition exists, the exemption statement is valid for only one year from the date signed by the physician.
For reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs
- The law allows parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The completed and returned form from the Texas DSHS must be submitted to the school nurse in order for the student to be admitted. The school will accept only the original official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas DSHS. The affidavit will be valid for two years.
- Instructions from Texas DSHS to obtain the affidavit
- Click on" Exclusions from Immunization Requirements", Then
- "Sample Letter" to print form
- Online Request: for Exemptions from Immunizations
- Please note: In the case of an outbreak, an un-immunized child may be prohibited from school attendance.
- Any form presented for conscientious objection to immunization must be presented before the student may start school and must be updated every two years by the anniversary date.
Because the student had the disease
- Parents of students who had the chicken pox disease (varicella) may submit a signed form to the campus nurse that indicates the date that the child had the disease. It may also be documented by the physician on the immunization record. The form is available here:Varicella Exemption by Disease English p. 1 / Spanish p. 2 (Form will download to your computer and not open in this window).
Immunity Documented by Lab Result (Immunity by Titer)
- Students who have had a lab test that shows they are immune to the following diseases may present a copy of the laboratory results in lieu of documentation of the vaccines:
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
Additional Recommended Immunizations
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
- Currently, the HPV vaccine is not required for school or daycare attendance in Texas. It may be recommended by your physician.
- The WISD agrees with the CDC's recommendation that healthy children aged 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.
- The WISD follows the Texas Immunization Requirements for meningococcal vaccine. It is currently required before entry to grade seven.
VACCINE FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM (VFC)
The VFC Program: At a Glance
- The VFC Program: At a Glance
- Roles of Those Involved
- Determining Eligibility
- What is the Cost?
- Locating a VFC Provider
- History of the VFC Program