Each student must be immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate or statement signed by a U. S. licensed physician that, for medical reasons, the student should not be immunized. The certificate or statement must state, in the doctor’s opinion, that the immunization required would be harmful to the health and well being of the student or any member of the student’s family or household.
This certificate must be renewed every year unless the doctor has specified a lifetime exemption. If, for reasons of conscience including religious, the parent/guardian does
not want the student immunized, he/she must submit a notarized official Texas Department of Health affidavit requesting the exemption for each child. Exemptions for reason of conscience are valid for 2 years from the date they are signed.
The immunizations required are: diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus, polio, measles (rubella), mumps, rubella, HIB, Varicella (or show a reliable history of chicken pox), pneumococcal conjugate, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B. Proof of immunization may be a personal record validated by a licensed physician or public health clinic with a signature or rubber stamp. Any student who fails to maintain current immunizations shall be excluded from school until such time immunizations comply with requirements. DSHS (Department of State Health Services) rules that specify immunization requirements for school entry can be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm.
Tarrant County Back-to-School Immunization for Children without Private Insurance
Immunization Service Locations
La Gran Plaza Mall *
JPS School-Based Clinic Hours:
Birdville Clinic at ACFT
8200 O'Brian Way
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
located on the campus of ACFT
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00-1:00 for Lunch)
(serving FWISD and BISD)
2807 Layton Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76117
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 - 1:00 for Lunch)
Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm