Immunizations

Get ready for next year

The Texas Department of State Health Services requires vaccines for the 2020-21 school year. Students will not be allowed to start school in August, even virtually,  until immunizations are up to date.  

Vaccination clinics

We encourage parents to take advantage of these options.

The Garland Health Department

Location: 206 Carver, Garland TX  
Clinic hours: Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. by appointment only
Contact: 972-205-3370 
Cost: 
CHIP: Copay as per doctor visit
Medicaid: Free
Accepted private insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, Cigna, or Humana
Without insurance: $14 for one vaccine, $25 for two vaccines, $30 for three or more vaccines

The Garland ISD Student Enrollment Center

Location: 720 Stadium Dr. Garland TX
Clinic hours: Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. by appointment only
Contact: 972-494-8538
Cost: Free for the uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid recipients, and those of American Indian/Native American or Alaskan Native descent. CHIP is not accepted at this time.
For more information see the Enrollment Center Clinic page.

The Doctor Spot

The Doctor Spot will be offering vaccinations, well visits and physicals to patients 0-18 years of age starting July 14. 

Location: Freeman Elementary
Hours: Wednesdays and every other Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.*
Contact: Text 972-834-2473 when you arrive, no appointment needed
Cost: Free to uninsured and Medicaid recipients. Private insurance is not accepted at this time.

Please wear a mask at all times and be prepared to have your temperature taken. Consent paperwork will be provided.

For other Doctor Spot locations see thedoctorspot.org. Specific calendar dates can be seen on the July Doctor Spot flyer.

*Note:  The Doctor Spot will not be available from July 1-July 13 as the company reorganizes for the summer. The Doctor spot will be available again starting July 14.

By law, the district must have an immunization record for each student on file. These records should be up-to-date at the time of registration. Records must show the month, day and year of each dose of vaccine and must be validated by a physician’s signature or a public health clinic card.  Children entering Garland ISD for the first time must present written verification of the required immunizations at the time of enrollment. 

Immunization records

A Release of Immunization Form must be on file with the Garland Health Department in order for us to view and verify student immunizations records.

Immunization clinics

Required immunizations

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTP/DTaP/DT/Td/TdaP)

Minimum of four (4) doses for ages 15 months through four (4) years.  Minimum of four (4) doses for ages five (5) and six (6) years with at least one dose since 4th birthday.  Minimum of three (3) doses for ages seven (7) years and older with one dose since 4th birthday.  Upon entry into 7th grade, students will be required to have 1 booster dose of a tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis containing vaccine (Tdap) if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.  Students in grades 8-12 are required to have 1 booster dose of a tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap) 10 years after the last tetanus/diphtheria dose.  TD is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.

Polio (IPV, OPV)

Minimum of three (3) doses with at least one (1) dose received since 4th birthday. Not required for persons 18 years of age or older.

Measles (Red, Rubeola)

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday. The two (2) doses of vaccine must have been received at least 28 days apart.

Rubella (3-day German Measles)

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday for students in grades KN-9. The two (2) doses of vaccine must have been received at least 28 days apart.  One (1) dose of vaccine on or after first birthday for EC, PPCD, PK, and grades 10-12.

Mumps

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday for students in grades KN-9. The two (2) doses of vaccine must have been received at least 28 days apart.  One (1) dose of vaccine on or after first birthday for EC, PPCD, PK, and grades 10-12.

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B

One (1) dose of vaccine on or after 15 months of age or two (2) doses on or after 12 months of age or  three (3) doses with 1 on or after 12 months through age 4. History of disease after second birthday must be verified by a signed physician’s statement.

Hepatitis B

Three (3) doses of vaccine for students in grades PPCD-12.

Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday for students in grades KN-12.  The two doses should be at least 28 days apart.  One dose of vaccine on or after first birthday for EC, PPCD, and PK. History of disease accepted with signed physician statement or signed parent validation form.

Hepatitis A

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday and six (6) months apart for students in grades EC, PPCD, PK, grades KN-10.

Pneumococcal (Prevnar, PCV13)

One (1) dose of vaccine on or after second birthday, or two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday, or four (4) doses of vaccine in infancy with one (1) after first birthday for students through age 4.

Meningococcal (Menactra, MCV4)

One (1) dose for students in grades 7-12.

Recommended Immunizations

Yearly influenza vaccine

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (TdaP)

Students in grades 8-12 are recommended to have 1 booster dose of a tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap) 5 years after the last tetanus/diphtheria dose.  TD is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.

Rubella (3-day German Measles)

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday for grades 11-12. The two (2) doses of vaccine must have been received at least 28 days apart. 

Mumps

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday for grades 11-12. The two (2) doses of vaccine must have been received at least 28 days apart. 

Hepatitis A

Two (2) doses of vaccine on or after first birthday and six (6) months apart for students in grades 11-12.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Three (3) doses for ages 9 and up.

Immunization exemptions

The State of Texas does allow for exemptions to the immunization requirements based on medical need or reason of conscience; however, both types of exemptions required proper documentation. Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services school immunization page for more information about immunization exemptions.