IMMUNIZATION GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL
(printable form in English and Spanish below under "Files")
State of Texas Requirements for School Entry
Hepatitis B: 3 doses for all grades
Pre-Kinder: 4 or more doses
Kinder - 6th grade: 4 or more doses including the 4 year-old booster
7th grade: 3 or more doses including the 4 year-old booster
Tdap/Td booster in last 5 years
8th - 12th grade: 3 or more doses including the 4 year-old booster
Tdap/Td booster in last 10 yearsPolioPre-Kinder: 3 or more doses
Kinder - 12th grade: 3 or more doses including the 4 year-old boosterMMRPre-Kinder: 1 dose
Kinder - 6th grade: 2 doses
5th - 12th grade: 2 doses (or 1 dose measles and 1 dose MMR)Varicella (chicken pox)Pre-Kinder: 1 dose
Kinder - 12th grade: 2 dosesHepatitis APre-Kinder - 6th grade: 2 doses
7th - 12th grade: not required, but recommendedMeningococcal (meningitis)Pre-Kinder - 6th: not required
7th - 12th grade: 1 dose
Second dose may be required to enter college
HIB: required up to age 5 only (Pre-Kinder)
PCV: required up to age 5 only (Pre-Kinder)
Immunizations must be up-to-date before school starts August 24, 2015!
LOCAL IMMUNIZATION CLINICS(printable form in English and Spanish below under "Files")
PSJA School-Based Health Clinic (up to age 19), 400 E. Eldora Rd., San Juan, 781-6077
Pharr Public Health Clinic (all ages), 300 W. Hall Acres Rd., Pharr, 787-1531
Preventive Health Solutions (all ages), 508 N. 10th St., McAllen, 618-4702
Healthy Shots (all ages), 209 N. 15th, McAllen, 668-8366SENIORS: MENINGITIS VACCINE REQUIRED FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE!
Effective January 1, 2012, Texas Senate Bill 1107 requires all students (under age 30) entering an institution of higher education (public and private) to either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet certain criteria for declining such a vaccination before the first day of the semester.
The vaccination must be received at least 10 days prior to the first day of the semester.
Vaccinations older than 5 years will require a booster.