Update your child’s immunizations

Update your child’s immunizations

Texas law requires all public school children to have current immunizations to attend class. Northside ISD encourages parents to have their children immunized before the first day of school.

The University Health System offers a convenient way for parents to stay up-to-date with their child’s immunizations. Upcoming Immunization Drives are:

Feb. 1: Pease Middle School, 201 Hunt Lane (9 a.m. to noon)
Feb. 6: Rudder Middle School, 6558 Horn Blvd.  (9 a.m. to noon)
Feb. 15: Stevens High School, 600 N. Ellison Dr.  (9 a.m. to noon)
Feb. 20: Holmes High School, 6500 Ingram Rd.  (9 a.m. to noon)
Feb. 29: May Elementary School, 15707 Chase Hill Blvd.  (9 a.m. to noon)

Please call 210-358-7020 or visit www.healthyUexpress.com to make an appointment or for more information. Appointments are required.

Registration forms can also be completed in advance using the website.

Parents are asked to bring their child’s insurance cards, I.D. cards, and immunization records to appointments.

Contact the NISD Health Services Department at 210-397-3551 with questions.

 

Immunization Requirements for 2023-2024

DTaP/DTP/DT/Td/Tdap: K – 6th grade: 5 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine are required; 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.  Doses are also required for students entering Pre-K – school nurses will evaluate.

  • 7th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.
  • 8th – 12th grade: 1 dose of Tdap is required when 10 years have passed since the last dose of a tetanus-containing vaccine.

Polio: K – 12th grade: 4 doses of polio are required; 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.  Doses are also required for students entering Pre-K – school nurses will evaluate. Not required of 18-year-old students.

Measles/Mumps/Rubella: K – 12th 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.  One dose is required for Pre-K.

HIB (Haemophilus Influenzae): Mandated for students 3 and 4 years of age. The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter Pre-K.

Hepatitis A: K – 12th grade: 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. Two doses are required for Pre-K. The second dose of Hep A is administered six months after the first dose.

Hepatitis B: K – 12th grade: 3 doses are required. Three doses are required for Pre-K.

Varicella (Chicken Pox): K – 12th grade: 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday. If a student has had the chickenpox illness, please request a form from the school nurse. One dose is required for Pre-K.

PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine): Mandated for students 3 and 4 years of age. The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter Pre-K.

Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine): 7th – 12th grade: 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student’s 11th birthday.  If a student received the vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.

 

For more information, please access the Department of State Health Services Website:

 Immunization Requirements: 
Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K - 12 

Immunization Exemptions: 
DSHS Exemption Information – School Immunizations