Ume Preparatory Academy

Immunizations

Please see the following forms for all of your immunization questions and answers. Feel free to contact the nurse if you need any further information.

Immunization Requirements 2018-2019 School Year

The Texas DSHS has released its amended Immunization requirements for school admission for the 2018/19 school year. The changes reflect primarily the Hepatitis A vaccine.  Now students must have received the second dose of Hepatitis A vaccine by grade 9. This cut-off group was grade 8 as of this year. Most students have had both Hepatitis A vaccines so this will not be much of an issue. Just take note that if your student is in 8th grade and has not had 2nd dose of Hepatitis A vaccine they must acquire it no later than 30 days after the first day of school. This is called Provisional Enrollment by the law. 
The current law still in effect for incoming 7th graders states that your student must acquire the TDaP booster (if more than 5 years since the last TDaP) and the Meningococcal vaccine. The state only requires, at this point, one Meningococcal (MCV4) shot. Some colleges, although, do require a second booster from ages 16-18 years old as admission requirement. 
Please contact the nurse if you have any questions about vaccine requirements. 
If you file an Immunization Exemption Due To Reasons Of Conscience you must have a current original exemption form on file with the nurse's office. This form must be notarized and no copies can be accepted as the form is watermarked "VOID" if photocopied so the state requires that the original form be on file. Please see the Exemptions section of this page for more information. 

Texas Vaccines for Children Program - Immunizations Unit

Since its inception in 1994, Texas has participated in the Federal Vaccines for Children Program (VFC). Our version is called the Texas Vaccines for Children Program (TVFC). The Program was initiated by the passage of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. This legislation guaranteed vaccines would be available at no cost to providers, in order to immunize children (birth - 18 years of age) who meet the eligibility requirements.

Today there are approximately 3,200 Texas providers enrolled in TVFC. Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured and underinsured children. We also have approximately 3 million Texas children on Medicaid (Federal Fiscal Year 2016 data). Many of these children are not receiving the complete series of immunizations required to protect them from vaccine-preventable diseases.

http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/tvfc/

Chicken Pox History -  This form must be filled out and turned into the nurse to verify to the state that your child does not require the Varicella vaccine due to contracting Chicken Pox as a child.

Immunization Exemptions

Parent Letter