Conscientious Exemptions

Conscientious Exemptions Data

In accordance with Texas Administrative Code §97.62, Texas law allows for an exemption from immunizations for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. To claim an exemption due to reasons of conscience, a student's parent or legal guardian must request, sign, and submit an official DSHS affidavit form to the child's school. The affidavit is valid for two years.

Note: Students who haven't received the required immunizations for reasons of conscience may be excluded from school in times of emergency or epidemic declared by the Texas Commissioner of Health.