Straus Middle School

Immunizations and COVID-19 Vaccination Information

NISD offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics:

Northside ISD continues to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics for the convenience of anyone desiring the vaccine. Individuals may begin the vaccine with the first, or second dose, or get a booster if qualified. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is available for anyone 3 years or older.

  • Ages 3 and 4 may receive the vaccine either 1st or 2nd dose, 21 days or more apart.
  • Ages 12-15 may receive the Pfizer vaccine either 1st or 2nd dose, 21 days or more apart –boosters approved for this group five months after the second dose.
  • Ages 16 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine either 1st or 2nd dose, 21 days or more apart – boosters are approved five months after the second dose.

An additional booster is approved four months after the first booster for anyone age 50 and older.

Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. 

Visit the NISD COVID-19 information page for a complete list of COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.

 

Immunization requirements for 2022-23:

 

DTP/DTaP/DT/TD/Tdap:

Five doses are required for entry of kindergarten students unless the fourth dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.  Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurses will evaluate.  Students age 7, starting their vaccine, are required to have three doses.  One booster dose of a Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis-containing vaccine is required for entry into 7th grade if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of a Tetanus-containing vaccine.  Grades 8-12 require a booster dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis-containing vaccine every 10 years.

 

Polio: 

Four doses of Polio vaccine are required for students in grades K-12 unless the third dose was received after the 4th birthday. Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurses will evaluate. It can be any combination of OPV or IPV. Not required of 18-year-old students.

 

Measles/Mumps/Rubella:

Two doses are required. The first dose shall be administered on or after the 1st birthday. The second dose to be administered by age 5 or entry into kindergarten. One dose is required for pre-kindergarten.

 

HIB:

Three doses of Haemophilus Influenza type B vaccine and a booster if given before the child is 15 months or one dose of vaccine if given after 15 months.  HIB vaccine is given through 4 years of age and is required for students in pre-kindergarten.

 

Hepatitis Type A:

Two doses of Hepatitis A are required for students in grades PK through 12th. The second dose of Hepatitis A is administered six months after the administration of the first dose.

 

Type B:

Three doses of Hepatitis B are required for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

 

Varicella (Chicken Pox):

Two doses of Varicella vaccine received on or after the 1st birthday are required for students in grades K through 12. If the student has had Varicella (Chicken Pox) illness, please request a form from the school nurse to validate illness.  One dose is required for students entering pre-kindergarten.

 

Pneumococcal (PCV7):

PCV7 is mandated for all students 3 through 4 years of age.  The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter pre-kindergarten.  

 

Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine):

This vaccine protects students 11 years of age and older from Meningitis.  One dose is required for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.

*For information on immunization exemptions please access the Department of State Health Services Website at:  http://www.dshs.texas.gov/Immunize/school/exemptions.aspx

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