Influenza Vaccination Clinics
Melissa ISD partners with Passport Health / North Texas Flu Shots to conduct flu clinics each fall. Please visit TexasFlu.org for more information on where you can obtain a flu shot, informational flyers/brochures, and educational activities for children on staying germ free and healthy during flu season.
Childhood Immunization Updates
There have been updates in the requirements of childhood immunizations affecting different students of different ages. You can go to your child’s medical provider and/or ImmunizeTexas.com to find out if your child has not met these requirements. If your child has not received the required immunizations at this time, please make sure you take him/her to your provider to be immunized prior to attending school. Bring proof your child has received these immunizations to the nursing office or to the front office.
Excerpt from 2014-2015 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook — 3.3.8 Immunization
Except as provided by the TEC, §38.001(c), a student is required to be fully immunized against certain diseases.However, your district may admit a student provisionally if the student has begun the required immunizations and continues to receive the necessary immunizations as rapidly as medically feasible. Except as provided by the TEC, §38.001(c), a student who is not fully immunized and has not begun the required immunization must not attend school. A homeless student may be admitted for 30 days pending initiation of vaccinations or receipt of vaccination documentation. A student who is a military dependent or any student coming from another Texas school may be enrolled for 30 days pending transfer of immunization records.
For further information regarding immunization requirements, immunization exemptions, and immunization documentation, please contact the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or see the following DSHS web page: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm.
If you need assistance, the Texas Department of State Health Services of Collin County offers discounted and free services. Call 972-548-5532 for more information. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas offers free immunizations in the area as well. There is a schedule available at CareVan.org. If you have questions about these changes for the 2015-2016 school year, contact your campus RN directly.