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2016-2017 State Vaccine Requirements Update

  • The immunization requirements have not been released by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

    According to the department’s website, “Sections 97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code are currently under revision. As a result, the 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for students in grades K-12 are not yet finalized. No new vaccine requirements have been proposed. However, please note that proposed changes to the meningococcal requirement for students entering grades 7-12 will require students in these grades to show proof of one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4 or MenACWY) on or after the student’s 11th birthday. Additionally, the graded implementation of the hepatitis A requirement will extend to grades K-7, as currently prescribed in the 25 TAC §97.63. For additional information, please contact the Immunization Branch at 1-800-252-9152.”

    As soon as the information is made public by the Texas Department of State Health Services, it will be posted on the Health Services Department Website. For more information regarding immunizations, please contact your family doctor or the school nurse.