Dear Parent/Guardian of an incoming 7th or 8th grader for the 2018-2019 school year,
Texas Department of State Health Services has revised the immunization
requirements that take effect at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. The
following are the changes that are being implemented:
7th and 8th grade additional requirements:
1st birthday for entry into 7th grade.
After reviewing your child’s immunization record, we have noted on the Health
Checklist the immunization (s) that will be required for your child to attend the first
day of school, 2018-2019.
It is our recommendation that these immunizations are obtained as soon as
possible and a copy of the physician validated immunization record is turned into
the school office/clinic for proper documentation.
The immunization changes are statewide, and we anticipate immunization clinics
to be quite busy. Please note that if your 8th grader is already up-to-date on their immunizations, no additional shots are needed.