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Immunizations for School Attendance


The Texas Department of States Health Services provides guidelines that schools must follow to be in compliance with State law regarding immunizations.  If required vaccinations are not obtained, your child may be disenrolled from school according to State law.


It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that immunizations are up-to-date prior to starting school every year.  6th graders need the Tdap and Meningitis shots prior to starting 7th grade.  You may also get these required immunizations any time during 6th grade year.  See the “Where to Get Immunizations” tab for locations to obtain the required vaccinations.


It is the parent’s responsibility to get a new completed, signed and notarized exemption affidavit prior to expiration of an existing exemption affidavit.  The “Immunization Exemptions” tab has information on how to obtain an affidavit online or by mail.


Out-of-state students enrolling at Merkel ISD must have all immunizations up-to-date prior to enrollment, per State law.  There are a few provisional enrollment situations.  Please talk with your campus health office prior to enrollment.


If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse or health aide at your child’s campus.


Thank you so much for your help!

Merkel ISD Health Services Staff

Our Mission
The mission of the Merkel Independent School district is to provide, to the full extent of their individual abilities, all students with the skills of logical, independent, and creative thinking, and effective communication.  Further, as a result of instruction in our schools, students will acquire a knowledge and appreciation of our citizenship responsibilities, of our economic responsibilities, and of our American heritage.  In our schools, learning will occur in an environment of moral values and character, and these characteristics will be communicated to all students.  The accomplishment of this mission will be characterized by equity, efficiency, and accountability.

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