• Immunization Requirements                              Texas Department of State Health Services


    In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, we want to send a friendly reminder regarding the required vaccines. The State Minimum Vaccine Requirements and letters to parents are hyperlinked. Please remember to comply with the Texas minimum vaccine requirements for school entry. Students must be up-to-date with their vaccines, in the progress of receiving required vaccines, or have a valid vaccine exemption to attend school.

    Immunization Requirements
    (For a list of state-required immunizations, please refer to the documents at the bottom of this page)
     
    Any student coming into school to register must be cleared through the school health office for compliance with state immunization requirements for school children. Some 30-day provisional enrollment will be granted but ONLY if certain requirements are met. 
     
    Students who have already registered and are delinquent on required vaccines must obtain needed vaccines and be cleared by the school health office prior to starting classes. Texas State Law and Board Policy state that all required immunizations be physician or Health Department verified. The month, date, and year for each shot must be indicated. The following chart summarizes the vaccine requirements in Title 25 Health Services, Section 97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code. 
     
    If you have updated shot records you can email them to shots@huttoisd.net.
     
    For children needing medical exemptions from immunization requirements, a written statement by the physician must be submitted at the time of registration. For children receiving an exemption for reasons of conscience, the district requires an official Texas Department of Health affidavit form notarized and submitted within 90 days from the date it is notarized at the time of registration. No other forms or reproductions will be allowed. 
     
     Immunization Requirements & Letters to parents » 

    For more regarding immunization requirements and exemptions, including instructions on how to submit an exemption request to the Texas Department of Health, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services site at www.immunizeTexas.org.

  • Exemptions


    Medical Exemptions: The law allows physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required would be medically harmful or injurious to the health and well-being of the child. The written statement by the physician must be submitted to the school nurse. Unless it is written in the statement that a lifelong condition exists, the exemption statement is valid for only one year from the date signed by the physician. The Department of State and Health Services requires certain information to be included in the physician note. 

    Information from the Department of State and Health Services regarding medical exemptions

    For reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs: The law allows parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The completed and returned form from the Texas DSHS must be submitted to the school nurse in order for the student to be admitted. The school will accept only the original official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas DSHS. The affidavit will be valid for two years.

    Information from the Department of State and Health Services regarding exemptions

    Request Reason of Conscience form from Texas DSHS