Medical Contraindications- The student must have an affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is licensed to practice medicine in the United States. If, in the opinion of the physician, the required immunization would be injurious to the child, he or she is exempt. The affidavit or certificate is valid for one year unless a lifelong condition is specified.
Reason of Conscience including Religious Belief- The student must present a signed, notarized affidavit provided by the State of Texas. The request can be submitted on the secure online request form at https://corequest.dshs.texas.gov/ or it can be submitted through the U.S. Postal Service, commercial carrier or hand-delivered to:
Texas Department of Health
Bureaus of Immunization and Pharmacy Support
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, Texas 78756.
Please note: Texas law requires that all immunization records show the month, day and year of the vaccine administered. All records must be signed by a physician or health care practitioner licensed to practice in the United States.