Required Immunizations

  • For Pre-K through 12

    State law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community. The immunization requirements are set by Texas law and provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH).

    Pre-K Minimum Vaccine Requirements for Texas
    K-12 Minimum Vaccine Requirements for Texas

    A printable PDF version of the required immunization charts are available in both English and Spanish for Pre-K and K-12.

    College Requirements

    All entering students at an institution of higher education* are required to show proof of an initial meningococcal vaccination or a booster dose during the five-year period prior to enrolling. They must get the vaccine at least 10 days before the semester begins.

    DSHS Vaccine Requirements for College

    *an "institution of higher education," for purposes of this requirement, includes a "private or independent institution of higher education" per Texas Education Code Sec. 51.9192; see Education Code Sec. 61.003 for full definitions of these terms.

Need Help Getting Immunizations?

  • See your Child’s Primary Provider – don’t wait till the last minute as appointments may not be available.

    SMCISD is able to provide care to children with private insurance in addition to Medicaid and those without insurance.  District students, their siblings, or their children may receive vaccinations by checking in with their campus nurse. Availability of some immunizations can vary.

    Live Oak Health Department
    Beginning on January 1, 2013, the Live Oak Health Partners Community Clinic took over services at the Hays County Personal Health Department. The clinic provides family care, well child exams and immunizations to Hays County residents in need. 


    Address: 401-A Broadway St., San Marcos, TX
    Phone: (512) 805-5650