State Required Immunizations for School Attendance

I have my affidavit(s). Now what?

  • If a family chooses not to have immunizations, Texas public schools require one affidavit per child to be enrolled. The student can not begin school without a current, signed, notarized affidavit. Do not sign your form until you are in front of the notary.

    Once notarized, the form must be turned in to the school within 90 days or it will become void.
    Once notarized, the form is valid for 2 years.

    Texas schools will accept only the official Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) affidavit forms. No other forms, photocopies or reproductions are valid.

    Any child who utilizes the affidavit may be excluded from school in times of emergency or epidemic declared by the commissioner of public health.
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