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Immunization Requirements and Exceptions

Learn about student immunization and enrollment requirements, including provisional enrollment, specific exemptions, documentation and notice.

People may have complicated views on immunizations, but when it comes to the law that schools must follow, the guidelines are relatively clear. Before a student may attend a public school, the student must show acceptable evidence of appropriate vaccination. The Texas Education Code, however, does provide for exceptions. This article addresses a school’s obligations under the immunization laws in Texas.