The current immunization requirements give homeless or transferring students within Texas school districts a 30-day provisional enrollment period during which immunization records must be provided to their school. Under the authority of the Governor’s extension of the Hurricane Harvey disaster declaration, the DSHS has elected to suspend the 30-day requirement for displaced students having trouble… Read more »
This document contains the summary of legal requirements for student immunizations in Texas, along with the state implementation language for the McKinney-Vento Act immunization provisions.
This document contains the recommendations from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) on tuberculosis screening for Texas school aged children.
This chart, in English and Spanish, summarizes the vaccine requirements incorporated in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Health Services, §§97.61-97.72. This document is not intended as a substitute for the TAC, which has other provisions and details. The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is granted authority to set immunization requirements by the… Read more »
The Adolescent Health Guide is designed for health-care providers, social workers, counselors, teachers, and other professionals who provide services, information, and support to young people. It offers guidelines on health and health-related legal issues pertinent to the adolescent years.
Policy regarding minor consent to treat follows the stipulations of Chapter 32 of the Texas Family Code.