No Shots, No School policy has parents thankful for mobile clinics

SAN ANTONIO-- Many parents are scrambling to get shot records in order before the first day of school. The Office of the City Clerk will open Saturday August 23, 2014 to provide Immunization Records to families.

The vital records office is at 719 S. Santa Rosa and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information click here or call (210) 207-8754.

A number of mobile clinics are making their way to various area schools this week. The Children's Hospital of San Antonio under Christus Santa Rosa Health System has Children's Mobile Clinics providing free services to school students. For more information click here.

This year the Northside ISD estimates 5,000 students still need to update their immunization records. Last year the district sent 1000 children home due to immunization record issues.

"I'm seeing a lot of families who don't have any coverage and they're trying to find free vaccinations for their children for back to school," Victoria Cardenas said, of Community First Health Plans.

University Health System will have its Children's Health bus at the following middle schools from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"I went online and googled and found some of the clinics and called and Christus made it very easy gave me a date and a time and said 'please show up with their shot records,' it was very very easy very simple," Jennifer Ham said, a parent.

Below are the dates for the University Health System's Children's Health bus schedule:

August 13- Rawlinson MS, 14100 Vance Jackson, 78249

August 18- Jones MS, 1256 Pinn Road, 78227

August 19- Luna MS, 200 N. Grosenbacher Road, 78253

August 20- Vale MS, 2120 N. Ellison Drive, 78251

Call 210-358-3670 or visit for more information.

The Northside I.S.D. also released the following information:

Immunization Requirements for 2014-2015

DTP/DTaP/DT/TD/Tdap Five doses 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 nurse 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 IPV are required for kindergarten students unless the third dose was received after the 4th birthday. Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurse will evaluate. It can be any combination of OPV or IPV. Not required of 18-year-old students.

Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Two doses of MMR are required. The first dose shall be administered on or after the 1st birthday. The second dose is 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, K, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. 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, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. Two doses are required if the student was 13 years of age at the time the first dose of Varicella was received. 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 and those in grades 6.

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.

Parents may request an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief. For more information about exemptions, call the Texas Department of Health at (800) 252-9152.


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