Welcome back to school!
I am back on campus a few days a week . I also will be "working from home" until kiddos come on to campus.
I have had several parents asking me about immunization requirements and how we will handle those. We are still waiting for guidance from the state, but they have not relaxed any requirements yet.
For now, we will require students to be up to date with immunizations by September 10, 2020.
Listed below is the Immunization requirements per State of Texas
(DTaP/DTP/DT/Td/Tdap) 15 doses or 4 doses3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 5 years3 dose primary series and 1 Tdap/Td booster within last 10 yearsFor K — 6th grade: 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 4 doses meet the requirement if the 4th dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. For students aged 7 years and older, 3 doses meet the requirement if 1 dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
For 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.
For 8th — 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine. Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.
Polio 14 doses or 3 dosesFor K — 12th grade: 4 doses of polio; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) 1, 22 dosesFor K — 12 grade: 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Students vaccinated prior to 2009 with 2 doses of measles and one dose each of rubella and mumps satisfy this requirement.
Hepatitis B 23 dosesFor students aged 11 — 15 years, 2 doses meet the requirement if adult hepatitis B vaccine (Recombivax®) was received. Dosage (10 mcg / 1.0 mL) and type of vaccine (Recombivax®) must be clearly documented. If Recombivax® was not the vaccine received, a 3-dose series is required.
Varicella 1, 2, 32 dosesThe 1st dose of varicella must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
For K — 12th grade: 2 doses are required.
Meningococcal (MCV4)1Not Required1 doseFor 7th — 12th grade, 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.
Note: If a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.
Hepatitis A 1, 22 doses12th Grade:
The 1st dose of hepatitis A must be received on or after the 1st birthday.
For K — 11th grade: 2 doses are required.
Here is the link for Immunization Exemptions
Chisholm Middle School Clinic