Texas announces mandatory vaccinations for the start of the school year

Category: US Border Life
Published: 2021-07-26
Texas announces mandatory vaccinations for the start of the school year

TEXAS – The start of classes is about to start and for this the Texas Department of Health Services calls on parents so that before starting the new school year, it does not matter if it is distance or face-to-face, students have the necessary vaccines that correspond to them.

The call is for students who will attend from grades K-12, whether they are enrolled in public and private schools, this is reported through the official page of the Department of Health.

Until now the authorities do not request that students have a Covid-19 antiviral, however, for the beginning of classes, students must present acceptable evidence of vaccination and among the antivirals that are required are tetanus, whooping cough, diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), as well as hepatitis B, A, chickenpox, and meningococcus.

The objective is for everyone to have the complete vaccination schedule and if this requirement is not met at the time of enrollment, it may be done provisionally, but it is important that each student has at least one dose of each required vaccine, according to at your age and the complete table of doses should be made according to the date that corresponds.

Under Texas law, the state requires that children in kindergarten through sixth grade must have vaccinations against pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria. As well as poliomyelitis, where three to four doses are required.

As well as antivirals against MMR, measles, mumps and one against rubella, which has been applied before 2009, in addition to chickenpox and those against hepatitis B and A.

It must also have the antimeningococcal, tretavalent conjugate for students in seventh grade and up.