Please visit: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm to view information related to school immunization compliance.
The law allows (a) physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required is medically contraindicated or poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the child or any member of the child’s household, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. Schools and child-care facilities should maintain an up-to-date list of students with exemptions, so they can be excluded from attending school if an outbreak occurs.
Instructions for the affidavit to be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief can be found at Department of Health requirements or on the online exemption request form.
For children needing medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician should be submitted to the school or child-care facility.
Students with fever
Students should not be sent to school with a fever. The Texas Department of Health guidelines, in relation to communicable diseases, state that a student has fever if it is 100 degrees or greater. If a child has a fever at school, they will be sent home. No aspirin or aspirin products will be given at school under any circumstances due to the risk of Reyes Syndrome and asthma triggers. Students should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school unless they have been seen by a physician and/or have been started on an antibiotic. It would be advantageous for every household to have a thermometer so an accurate determination of the student’s temperature can be made. Please be sure the front office has current phone numbers on file for your student.