Submit Required 7th Grade Vaccination Records
Parents are required to submit an updated copy of immunization records prior to enrollment in 7th grade. Students need to have a tetanus booster and a meningitis vaccine to attend 7th grade. These shots are typically given at age eleven. You may need to request shot records from your student's eleven year old well check. Parents/guardians can submit shot records here. This is separate from forms required for 7th and 8th grade athletics participation.
If you need help in getting your child immunized, Dallas County Health and Human Services have several Immunization Clinics located in the Dallas area. Immunization clinic locations and hours are available here.
All immunizations should be completed by the first date of attendance. Texas state law requires students be fully vaccinated or have a conscience objection of immunization on file. For students requesting conscience objection of immunization an online request form may be submitted to the Texas Department of Health. Conscience Objection forms are valid for two years from the date signed and require the signature of a notary public. For students with medical exemptions, a physician's note is required yearly.
A student may be enrolled provisionally if the student has an immunization record that indicates the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. Students must not be overdue for next dose in series to be considered provisional. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required subsequent doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible and provide acceptable evidence of vaccination to the school.
A school nurse or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance in completing the required doses of vaccination. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student is not in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered.