San Marcos CISD is putting on two clinics to help incoming seventh graders for the 2009-10 school year be in compliance with new state standards for immunizations.
The first shot clinic will be May 1 at Travis Elementary from 4–7 pm, and it is open to all students. The cost is $15 per child, and it covers all the needed immunizations.
“If one shot or three shots are needed, the cost is $15,” said Hernandez Intermediate School Nurse Rosemary Jaworski.
A second clinic will be May 27, when the Hays County Health Clinic will set up at Hernandez Intermediate School. The times have not been finalized. Again, the cost is $15, no matter how many shots students receive. For more information about the immunizations, call District Nurse Dyanna Eastwood, R.N. at (512) 393-6862.
The State of Texas has adopted new immunization requirements effective for the upcoming 2009-2010 school year for all incoming seventh grade students. The requirements include:
o Meningococcal Vaccine – required for 7th grade entry
o Varicella Vaccine – 2 doses required for 7th grade entry
o Tdap Vaccine – booster dose requirement for 7th grade entry
The Meningococcal vaccine is designed to protect from bacterial meningitis. The Varicella vaccine protects against the disease commonly known as chickenpox. The Tdap booster guards against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough).
Said Jaworski, “It is most likely that every incoming seventh grade student will be lacking at least one of the above required immunizations. I will be sending letters home with each student listing what they will need before being allowed to enter school in the fall.”
The immunization record of all current sixth graders promoting to seventh grade must be completed by August 24, 2009. Said Jaworski, “If not completed by this date, your child will be excluded from school. It is the law.”Email | Print