This chart summarizes the vaccine requirements incorporated in Title 25 Health Services, 99.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code. Students will not be allowed to enroll if his/her immunization records are not presented to the school upon enrollment and if the student's immunization records are not current. Galena Park ISD requests that the immunizations be presented at the beginning of the semester in which they are required.
The following immunizations are required for all Texas students:

PPCD/SPEECH

  • Four doses of DPT/DTaP or DT if Pertussis is medically contraindicated
  • Three doses of Polio (IPV)
  • One dose of MMR, on or after 1st birthday
  • Three doses of HIB (a primary series with one dose on or after 1st birthday) or 1 HIB on or after 15 months
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B
  • One dose of Varicella, on or after 1st birthday, or parent/physician statement of chickenpox illness
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine (a primary series, plus a booster if needed according to Texas immunization requirements).
  • Two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine

 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

DPT, DTAP, DT, Td Five doses of any combination DTaP/DTP. Four doses are acceptable if fourth dose is on or after 4th birthday.
POLIO (IPV) Four doses with the last one being after the 4th birthday. Three doses are acceptable if the third dose is on or after the 4th birthday.
MMR Two doses of MMR vaccine with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday.
HEPATITIS B Three doses are required.
VARICELLA Two doses of varicella vaccine on or after 1st birthday.*
HIB Three doses of HIB ( a primary series with one dose on or after 1st birthday) or 1 HIB on or after 15 months up to 59 months
PNEUMOCOCCAL Complete series or 1 dose after age 2
HEPATITIS A Two doses of hepatitis A vaccine on or after 1st birthday.

KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 6th GRADE

DPT, DTAP, DT, Td Five doses of any combination of DTaP/DTP. Four doses are acceptable if fourth dose is on or after the 4th birthday.
POLIO (IPV) Four doses with the last one being after the 4th birthday. Three doses are acceptable if the third dose is on or after the 4th birthday.
MMR Two doses of MMR vaccine with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday.
HEPATITIS B Three doses are required.
VARICELLA Two doses of varicella vaccine on or after 1st birthday.*
HEPATITIS A Two doses of hepatitis A vaccine on or after 1st birthday.

GRADE 7

DPT, DTAP, DT, Td Three doses of any combination DTP/DTaP/DT/TD vaccine (last one on or after the 4th birthday).
TDAP Booster dose
POLIO (IPV) Four doses with last dose after the 4th birthday. Three doses are acceptable if the third dose is on or after the 4th birthday.
MMR Two doses of a measles containing vaccine with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday.
HEPATITIS B Three doses are required.
VARICELLA Two doses on or after the 1st birthday. *
MENINGOCOCCAL One dose after 11 years of age

GRADES 8 THROUGH 12

DPT, DTAP, DT, Td Three doses of any combination DTP/DTaP/DT/TD vaccine (last one on or after the 4th birthday).
  • One booster of TDaP 10 years after last DPT/DTaP/DT/TD
POLIO (IPV) Four doses with last dose on or after the 4th birthday. Three doses are acceptable if the third dose is on or after the 4th birthday.
MMR Two doses of a measles containing vaccine with the first dose on or after the 1st birthday.
HEPATITIS B Three doses are required.
VARICELLA One dose on or after 1st birthday or history of chicken pox. Two doses if vaccine given at 13 years or older.
MENINGOCOCCAL One dose required between 7th grade and 12th grade.  Note: One dose within last 5 years is required to enter college.

* Serologic proof of immunity or documentation of previous illness may substitute for vaccination.

Receipt of the dose up to (and including) 4 days before the birthday will satisfy the school entry immunization requirement.

EXEMPTIONS

The law allows (a) physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required would be medically harmful or injurious to the health and wellbeing of the child, and (b) parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The law does not allow parents/guardians to elect an exemption simply because of inconvenience (a record is lost or incomplete and it is too much trouble to go to a physician or clinic to correct the problem).

For children needing medical exemptions, an official document signed by the physician should be submitted to the school yearly unless the physician specifies a lifelong condition.

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 www.ImmunizeTexas.com.