Immunization Policy

Every student entering, attending or transferring to Fort Worth Country Day (the School) and every member of the School’s faculty and staff must be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS; the Required Vaccinations). Visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website for additional information.

Requirements for Students

Prior to entry, attendance or transfer to the School, every student must show acceptable evidence of the Required Vaccinations. The following documentation constitutes acceptable evidence: 1) documentation of vaccines administered that include the signature or stamp of a physician or his/her designee, or public health personnel; 2) an official immunization record generated from a state or local health authority; and 3) an official record received from school officials, including a record from another state.

Serologic confirmations of immunity to measles, rubella, mumps, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B or varicella or serologic confirmation of immune response are acceptable in lieu of vaccine. Additionally, with regard to varicella (chickenpox) only, a written statement from a parent or legal guardian, school nurse or physician attesting to a child’s positive history of varicella disease or varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of a vaccine record for that disease. Download a copy of TDSHS’s Exceptions to Immunization Requirement form.

Exclusions from compliance are allowable in Texas for public school students on an individual basis for certain reasons. However, the School shall deny enrollment to any student or prospective student who is considered excluded from compliance for any reason other than medical exemption. In order to claim a medical exemption, a student must have a letter from his or her physician stating that the Required Vaccine(s) would be medically contraindicated. This letter must be updated annually prior to the start of the School year. Students who receive such exemptions will be excluded from School during periods of emergency or epidemic as declared by the Head of School, in consultation with local health authorities.

Flu Vaccines for Faculty, Staff and Students

The School strongly recommends that all students and members of the faculty and staff receive an annual influenza vaccine.

4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.

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    Fort Worth Country Day is committed to understanding and respecting differences. To further support that initiative, FWCD is focused on making the information on our website accessible to all students, parents, and other members of the community. Achieving our goal of making the FWCD website fully accessible requires auditing numerous sections and correcting elements with minimal disruption for daily users.

    We appreciate your patience as we transition our content to a format that more closely adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Additionally, some pages of the FWCD website may contain links to third-party sites that do not comply with accessibility standards and not within the range of the School’s control.

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