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Immunizations

Texas school and child-care facility immunization requirements are determined by the state legislature and set by the Texas Department of State Health Services, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency.

Maintaining adequate immunization rates in schools is critical to preventing disease outbreaks and ensuring the health of Texas children.

Immunization Requirements for grades K through 12 2021-2022 English and Spanish

Immunization Requirements for Early Childhood Programs 2021-2022 English and Spanish

Immunization Resources:

Clinic Location for Immunizations Needed

Clinic Location for Immunizations Needed

Immunization Exemptions:

Medical Exemption- 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. 

Conscientious Exemption- 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 only accept the original, official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas DSS. The affidavit is valid for two years.

Online Request for Exemption from Immunizations for Reasons of Conscience

  • In the case of an outbreak, an um-immunized child may be prohibited from school attendance
  • Any form presented for conscientious objection to immunization must be presented before the student may start school and must be updated every two years by the anniversary date

School Nurse Directory

Director of Health Services
Mallory Scott, RN, BSN

Phone: (972) 843-6008
Fax: (972) 843-6001
mallory.scott@communityisd.org

NeSmith Elementary School Nurse
Karrie Gaines, LVN
Phone: (972) 843-6108
Fax: (972) 843-6101
karrie.gaines@communityisd.org

McClendon Elementary School Nurse (4th & 5th Grade)
Cassandra Daniels, RN

Phone: (972) 843-6858
Fax: (972) 843-6851
cassandra.daniels@communityisd.org

Float Nurse/Case Manager
Ashley Parker, RN
Phone: (972) 843-6008
Fax: (972) 843-6501
ashley.parker@communityisd.org

Community High School Nurse
Karen Collins, RN, BSN, CDE

Phone: (972) 843-6520
Fax: (972) 843-6501
karen.collins@communityisd.org

McClendon Elementary School Nurse (Pre-K through 3rd)
Dusti Blake, LVN
Phone: (972) 843-6808
Fax: (972) 843-6801
dusti.blake@communityisd.org

Edge Middle School Nurse
Katrina Jones, LVN
Phone: (972) 843-6608
Fax: (972) 843-6601
katrina.jones@communityisd.org

Roderick Elementary School Nurse
Sandy Toon, RN
Phone: (972) 843-6150
Fax: (972) 843-6151
sandra.toon@communityisd.org