Hardin-Jefferson is not just committed to an excellent education but also devotes attention to the physical health and overall wellness of all of the students. The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is charged with developing and monitoring the district's wellness policy.
Click on the following links for additional SHAC and wellness information.
Immunization Requirements for grades K through 12 - 2020-21 English and Spanish
Immunization Requirements for Early Childhood Programs - 2020-21 English and Spanish
Medical: 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.
For Reasons of Conscience, including religious beliefs: 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 accept only the original official affidavit forms developed and issued by the Texas DSHS. The affidavit will be valid for two years.
- Instructions from Texas DSHS to obtain the affidavit
- Click on" Exclusions from Immunization Requirements", Then
- "Sample Letter" to print form
- Please note: In the case of an outbreak, an un-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.
In the 86th Legislature, HB 3884 required DSHS to create procedures for school districts to provide information relating to bacterial meningitis to students and parents. DSHS shall prescribe the form and content of the information. School districts should provide the information below on the district website or provide a link to this page on the district website. For school districts that do not maintain a website, the information should be provided in hard copy to each student.