Back-to-school immunization clinics being held Aug. 22, 27
Back-to-school immunization clinics being held Aug. 22, 27
Posted on 08/17/2018
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Back-to-school immunization clinics will be held at two Northwest ISD facilities in the coming days, first at Prairie View Elementary School on Aug. 22, followed by the district administration building on Aug. 27.

The clinics are provided by Passport Health and Staying Healthy Medical Services. The Aug. 22 clinic at Prairie View lasts from 4 to 6 p.m., while the clinic at the administration building on Aug. 27 lasts from 8 to 11 a.m. To view a flyer containing information about the health care services accepted, click here. For those who are 18 and younger and lack any insurance, costs are $10 per vaccine, with a limit of four vaccines per child.

Vaccines protect children, preteens and teens from 16 serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for diseases and can also spread diseases to others in their classrooms and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

Per the Texas Education Code, “A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas.”  Northwest ISD campus nurses are reviewing student immunization records and notifying families of students who still need to submit proof of immunizations for this school year. Students who are not in compliance with state-mandated immunizations will not be allowed to attend school until proof of immunizations are provided and approved by the campus nurse.

All seventh-graders must have the Tdap (tetanus and pertussis) and MCV4 (meningococcal) immunizations before the first day of classes in order to be able to attend school. 

If a family chooses to opt out of immunizations, the proper documentation must be on file with the school before the first day of classes.

These exemptions are only valid for two years from the date signed and notarized. If you already have an exemption on file with your child’s school, please check with the campus health coordinator to be sure the exemption is current.

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