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Immunizations

Immunization Records

Subject to the exceptions in §38.001(c), a student is required to be fully immunized against certain diseases.  However, under §38.001 a student may be provisionally admitted if the student has begun the required immunizations and continues to receive the necessary immunizations as rapidly as medically feasible.  Except as provided by §38.001(c), a student who is not fully immunized and has not begun the required immunizations may not attend school.[75]

Under §38.019, a school district that maintains an Internet website is required to post prominently on the website, in English and Spanish, lists of the immunizations required for admission to public school, any additional immunizations recommended by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and health clinics in the district that offer influenza vaccine.  The district must also post a link to the DSHS website information relating to claiming an exemption from.

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Need Health Care for your Children?  

Do you qualify?  (You can apply online for: SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP. TANF, Medicare savings programs and Long-term care.) Do you know what kind of services are out there for you and your family? Click below for an explanation of Services/Programs available for Texas residents. 

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Preventative tips from cdc

Follow the link below for Preventative Tips from the CDC!

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Keep your immunization records in one place! Register for ImmTrac! ImmTrac, the Texas Immunization Registry, is a no-cost service offered by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). It is a secure and confidential registry available to all Texans. ImmTrac safely consolidates and stores immunization information from multiple sources electronically in one centralized system. Texas law requires written consent for ImmTrac participation and limits access to the registry to only those individuals who have been authorized by law. ImmTrac contains over 120 million immunization records and continues to rapidly grow with increased participation.

The immunization information in ImmTrac is provided by a variety of sources, including private health-care providers, pharmacies, public health clinics, Medicaid claims administrators, and the Vital Statistics Unit (VSU). Regardless of the number of sources, each client’s immunization information is consolidated into one electronic record. Authorized professionals such as doctors, nurses, and public health providers can access clients’ vaccination histories.

The registry is a major component of the DSHS initiative to increase vaccine coverage across Texas.

TO REGISTER CHILDREN 17 AND UNDER USE THIS LINK