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School Vaccination Rules for the 2020-2021 School Year
Please be advised that as per an update released by the Texas Department of State Health Services, school vaccination rules are in effect for the 2020-2021 school year. Students should be up-to-date, in the process of receiving vaccines, or have a valid exemption on file when school starts in the fall.
For a list of vaccine requirements for K-12, Pre-K, and child-care facilities, go to the Texas School & Child-Care Facility webpage.   
 
For a list of providers who offer low-cost vaccines, go to the Texas Vaccines for Children Provider Locator webpage
 
DSHS staff continue to process conscientious exemption requests. Exemption requests are processed in the order they are received. Please be advised, it may take slightly longer than the standard 7-10 business days for an affidavit to arrive in the mail due to COVID-19.  
 
*All students attending school for the first time must provide an updated immunization record on or before the first day of school for review and clearance. 
*All Incoming Kindergarten students must be up-to-date with their 4 year old vaccines and provide proof for clearance. 
*All Incoming 7th grade students must have received the meningitis (MCV 4) and Tetanus Booster (Tdap) vaccines on or after their 11th birthday and provide proof for clearance. 
*When your child is to receive their vaccines please take your child's immunization record with you as the doctor's office or clinic cannot administer vaccines without it.
 
Any questions or concerns can be emailed to Cotulla ISD District Nurse Melanie Ayala, RN at: melanie.ayala@cotullaisd.net.