For information on immunization requirements, please refer to
Frequently Ask Questions for Exemptions, please refer to: faq_exemption_en.pdf
Any student coming into school to register must be cleared through the School Nurse for compliance with state immunization requirements for school children. Some 30 day provisional enrollment will be granted but ONLY if certain requirements are met. School Nurses can assist students who do not have required immunizations in obtaining them through 2 school vaccination sites and/or referrals to local vaccine providers.
Students who have already registered and are delinquent on required vaccines must obtain needed vaccines and be cleared by the School Nurse prior to starting classes. Texas State Law and Board Policy state that all required immunizations be physician or Health Department verified. Month, date and year for each shot must be indicated. The following chart summarizes the vaccine requirements in Title 25 Health Services, Section 97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code.
For children needing medical exemptions from immunization requirements, a written statement by the physician must be submitted at the time of registration. For children receiving exemption for reasons of conscience, the district requires an official Texas Department of Health affidavit form notarized and submitted within 90 days from the date it is notarized at the time of registration. No other forms or reproductions will be allowed.
For more information about immunization requirements and exemptions, including instructions on how to submit an exemption request to the Texas Department of Health, visit the TDH site: www.immunizeTexas.org.
For more information about GISD immunization requirements, contact:
Sherry Stamp, BSN, RN, M.Ed
GISD Lead Nurse
Phone: x. 7671