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What is Don't Wait Vaccinate?

As of May 2009, the Austin Independent School District identified 10,000 students who have not been immunized or need to complete their immunizations. Without complete immunizations those identified will not be able to enroll this fall in public school. The Don't Wait Vaccinate program is the combined effort of several city, state and healthcare organizations to provide free or low-cost immunizations to those children and their siblings.

Reason for the high number of students needing their immunization records updated is the new rules for school immunizations requirements by the Department of State Health Services, mandating new vaccinations that will primarily affect kindergarten and seventh grade students. The changes are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The Department of State Health Services mandates that student immunization records must be up-to-date before a child can attend classes.

Parents of students who need immunizations will receive a notice from their school. Any student needing an immunization must have it completed and documentation submitted to the Student Health services office where he/she attends school before the first day of class on Monday, August 24, 2009. Parents are encouraged to contact their health care provider or a community health care provider to arrange for their child to get the necessary immunizations.

New Requirements

The following will be added to current immunization requirements:


7th Grade

8th -12th Grades

Phase In Schedule For Other Grades

Please continue to check the calendar for updates on locations, dates and times.

If you have questions about your child's immunizations, please contact your child's school nurse or call (512) 324-0195, Children's/AISD Student Health Services Administrative Office. Or, call 2-1-1 Information and Referral Line.

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Additional Vaccination Information


  (DOC format, English & Spanish)

  Immunization Requirements
  School Year 09-10
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  Immunization Records Request
  (DOC format, English & Spanish)


  Tuberculosis Questionnaire
  (DOC format, English)

  Tuberculosis Questionnaire
  (DOC format, Spanish)

AISD Calendar/Community Resources

  (DOC format, English)

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Shots For Tots
  (DOC format, English & Spanish)

Austin Regional Clinic
  (PDF format, English & Spanish)