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Texas Immunization Requirements

The following requirements apply to all students enrolled in health-related programs in Texas schools, which will involve direct patient contact in program affiliated medical care facilities.

  1. Students who were born on or after January 1, 1957, must show, prior to first patient contact, acceptable written evidence of vaccination of two doses of measles-containing vaccine administered since January 1, 1968. Serologic confirmation of immunity to measles is acceptable. Evidence of immunity must consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.
  2. Students must show, prior to program admission, written evidence of vaccination of one dose of rubella (German measles) vaccine. Serologic confirmation of immunity to rubella is acceptable. Evidence of immunity must consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.
  3. Students born on or after. January 1, 1957, must show, prior to first patient contact, written evidence of vaccination of one dose of mumps vaccine. Serologic confirmation of immunity to mumps is acceptable. Evidence of immunity must consist of a laboratory report that indicates either confirmation of immunity or infection.
  4. Students shall have received a complete series (three injections) of hepatitis B vaccine prior to first patient contact.
  5. Students shall have received a complete series (two injections) of varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine, prior to first patient contact, unless the first dose was received prior to thirteen years of age or must present documentation of varicella immunity. A validated history of varicella disease (chickenpox) or varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of vaccine. A written statement from a physician will be required to support a history of varicella disease, or the adult student may document a varicella disease history with a signature that must be notarized.
  6. One dose of tetanus-diphtheria toxoid is required within the last ten years.
  7. Students who have patient contact, must show written evidence of Influenza Vaccination prior to the seasonal flu season.
  8. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination  https://www.actx.edu/admission/meningitis 

Questions concerning Texas immunization requirements should be directed to a private physician or the local or state health department (not to Amarillo College personnel)

 


 


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