Texas state law requires students attending school to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. We encourage parents to get their children vaccinated before the end-of-summer vaccination rush and before school starts. Students cannot go to school without the proper documentation for the required vaccines or a valid medical or conscientious exemption.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the required immunizations?
Below is the most current list of requirements.
Where can my child get the required immunizations?
Located close to Southside ISD:
Pediatric Medical Services at La Mision Family Health Care Clinic
19780 South US-HWY 281, 78221
In addition to receiving the required immunizations at your doctor’s office, your child also may receive immunizations, including for the flu, at the following low-cost or no-cost vaccine locations:
Christus Pediatric Mobile Clinic
University Health System
Please note that the ONLY location where parents can obtain immunization records is at the Metro Health immunization clinic located at 1226 NW 18th St. 78207.
Where can I find out more about exemption from immunization requirements?
You may find information about exemption on this page of the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
Bacterial Meningitis, entering college students must also, with limited exception, furnish evidence of having received a bacterial meningitis vaccination within the five years prior to enrolling in and attending classes at an institution of higher education. A student wanting to enroll in a dual credit course taken off campus may be subject to this requirement.