Before your child enters 7th grade, each student is required to have one dose of Tetanus and Diphtheria toxoids and acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap), one dose of Meningococcal vaccine, and two doses of Varicella vaccine.

A written statement from a legal guardian, school nurse, or physician attesting to a child's positive history of Varicella disease (chickenpox), or of Varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of either dose of Varicella vaccine.

We encourage parents to get these vaccines done now, and not wait until school starts next year. The Sweetwater - Nolan County Health Department offers Immunization Clinics every Wednesday for children without private insurance vaccine coverage. Cost is 6 dollars per child. Medicade and CHIPS accepted. The office is located at 301 E. 12th Street and can be reached at 325-235-5463 or at