All incoming 7th grade students in the state of Texas MUST have had the following immunizations before the first day of classes. Written proof from the Dr office or immunization clinic where the vaccines were received must be received by the clinic BEFORE the first day of school, by August 23 at 3 pm
in order to be processed before the first day of school (August 26th). If it is not, your student cannot be allowed to receive his/her schedule and cannot attend school.
Vaccination records may be scanned and e-mailed to Susan Chilton, RN: firstname.lastname@example.org
any time before the 23rd. Please verify via email that I have received the shot records via e-mail. Shot records can also be dropped off in the front office (please call the front office to check on summer hours of operation).
1. Meningococcal vaccine- one dose*
2. Varicella vaccine*: two doses- most students have already had one dose but now a second one is required. Children who have had the chicken pox disease do not require the immunization, but a written note from the parent stating the approximate month and year the child had the chicken pox is required.
3. Tdap: (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis) For 7th graders, this immunization will be required if five
years have elapsed since the child’s last immunization that contained tetanus. For 8th graders, this immunization will be required if ten
years have elapsed since the child’s last immunization that required tetanus.
*This immunization also required for 8th graders but if they were in school in Texas for 7th grade, they would have already had this.
For further information regarding Texas Immunization Requirements, please go to: www.ImmunizeTexas.com
(click on the ‘School/Childcare Requirements’ link)
Vaccines can be obtained through the student’s private MD, many emergency care clinics, or the Harris County Health Department (www.hcphes.org ). The Children’s Clinic at NAM is a good resource for those without Medicaid, CHIP or private insurance- please call the clinic at 281-447-2800 for more information.