The law allows physicians to write a statement stating that the vaccine(s) required would be medically harmful or injurious to the health and well-being of the child. The written statement by the physician must be submitted to the school nurse. Unless it is written in the statement that a lifelong condition exists, the exemption statement is valid for only one year from the date signed by the physician. The Department of State and Health Services requires certain information be included in the physician note.
Information regarding medical exemptions can be found at the Department of State and Health Services exemption page.
For reasons of conscience, including religious beliefs
The law allows parents/guardians to choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. The completed and returned form from the Texas DSHS must be submitted to the school nurse in order for the student to be admitted. The school will accept only the original official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas DSHS. The affidavit will be valid for two years.
Information regarding exemptions for reasons of conscience can be found Department of State and Health Services exemption page.
Affidavit Request for Reason of Conscience form from Texas DSHS