AUSTIN (AP) - Texas health officials are giving students a little more time to get all their required vaccines.
The Texas Department of State Health Services issued an emergency rule on Monday extending the deadline for required immunizations until Oct. 1.
Without the extension, students without all vaccines are typically turned away from schools. The extension applies only to the shots for meningococcal, tetanus and varicella. Pocket shortages of those vaccines have been reported around the state.