Immunization Records Information
Student Immunization / Health (All Grade Levels)
Immunization requirements are administered by the State of Texas and are subject to change. To maintain a healthy atmosphere on our campus Vanguard Academy and the State of Texas require all students to maintain current health records. Except as provided by the TEC, Section 38.001, a student is required to be fully immunized against certain diseases. However, our school may admit a student provisionally if the student has begun the required immunizations and continues to receive the necessary immunizations as rapidly as medically feasible. Except as provided by the TEC, Section 38.001, a student who is not fully immunized and has not begun the required immunization may not attend school. If a student should not be immunized for medical reasons, the student or parent must present a certificate signed by a U.S. registered and licensed physician stating that, in the doctor’s opinion, the immunization required is medically contraindicated or poses a significant risk to the health and well-being of the student or a member of the student’s family or household. This certificate must be renewed yearly unless the physician specifies a lifelong condition. A homeless student may be admitted for 30 days pending initiation of vaccinations or receipt of vaccination documentation.
A student who is a military dependent or any student transferring from another Texas school district may be enrolled for 30 days pending transfer of immunization records. Persons who knowingly falsify student enrollment information are in violation of the law and are subject to prosecution.