“This clinic will offer the opportunity to update your child’s immunizations conveniently here in Skidmore before the new school year begins,” said Barbara Seger, R.N., STISD nurse. Parents and/or guardians must accompany the student and must bring child’s immunization record.
Recently, the Executive Commission on Health and Human Services approved several revisions to the “Immunization Requirements for Children and Students in Texas Public and Private Schools.”
The following changes are effective Aug. 1:
•Hepatitis A vaccine: All students entering kindergarten will be required to have two doses.
•Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine: All students entering kindergarten will be required to have two doses of MMR vaccine.
•Varicella vaccine: All students entering kindergarten and seventh grade will be required to have two doses. A written statement from a parent (or legal guardian or managing conservator), 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.
•Tetanus, Diphtheria and acellular pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap): All students entering seventh grade will be required to have one dose of Tdap only if it has been five years since their last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine. Students in grades 8-12 are required to have a booster dose of Tdap if it has been 10 years since their previous dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine. Td is acceptable in lieu of Tdap if a contraindication to pertussis exists.
•Meningococcal vaccine: All students entering seventh grade will be required to have one dose.