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"Healthy Children Learn Better,
School Nurses Make it Happen!"



School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials.

~Approved by the NASN Board of Directors Feb 2017.

2017-2018 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grade K-12


A student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas.

 

Students entering 7th grade for the 2017-2018 school year Immunization Requirements

We must have a current record that shows the following vaccines have been received:

  • 1 dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (meningitis)
  • 2 doses of Varicella Vaccine (chicken pox)
  • 1 dose of Tdap Vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)

Please provide your shot record to the School nurse if your child has received these vaccines.  Your student will not be able to receive a schedule or attend school until the shots are received and written record is provided. 


2017-2018 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements


Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12

For additional information regarding Zika visit the Health Services Resource Page


These simple steps represent a big step toward preventing the spread of Zika:

  • Apply EPA-approved insect repellant when planning to be outdoors.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and wear long pants when outdoors for prolonged periods.
  • Utilize screens or close windows and doors.
  • Regularly remove any standing water in and around your home or school that could provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Cover trash cans or containers that may collect water.
  • Visit your doctor if you suspect you’ve been exposed to Zika or exhibit any of the symptoms of Zika, which may include fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.


DSHS’ website dedicated to Zika (www.TexasZika.org) has a variety of free information and materials —in English and Spanish. 

Zika Push Card

Zika Fact Sheet


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have the most up-to-date information regarding the Zika virus. Select the following links for additional information: 

Zika:  The Basics of the Virus and What you Need to Know 

What Parents Should Know about Zika

Zika and Pregnancy

December 23, 2016

DSHS Immunization Branch Advisory No. 27 - CDC Recommends Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its recommendation regarding the three injection series of HPV vaccination in adolescents, beginning at age 11-12 years. CDC now routinely recommends two doses of HPV vaccine for 11 or 12 year olds to prevent HPV cancers.


Why does my child need HPV vaccine

HPV vaccine is important because it protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV is a very common virus; nearly 80 million people—about one in four—are currently infected in the United States. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year.

Most people with HPV never develop symptoms or health problems. Most HPV infections (9 out of 10) go away by themselves within two years. But, sometimes, HPV infections will last longer, and can cause certain cancers and other diseases. HPV infection can cause:

 

 

  • cancers of the cervix, vagina, and vulva in women;
  • cancers of the penis in men; and

  • cancers of the anus and back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (oropharynx), in both women and men.


Every year in the United States, HPV causes 30,700 cancers in men and women. HPV vaccination can prevent most of the cancers (about 28,000) from occurring.

 

 

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