July 20, 2009
Students in the Dallas Independent School District must be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases prior to the start of classes Monday, August 24, to comply with guidelines established by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
All immunization records must be validated by a physician’s signature or health clinic stamp. The month, day and year must be indicated on the record for each new immunization.
Designed to prevent childhood diseases, the immunization requirements for the 2009-2010 school year include:
Diphtheria-Tetanus Pertussis/Tetanus-Diphtheria-acellular-Pertussis containing vaccine Tdap – For students under age 7, five doses of the vaccine are required unless the fourth dose was given on or after the fourth birthday. For students age 7 and older: three doses of the vaccine with one dose since the fourth birthday. Students in grade seven, one dose of Tdap only if it has been 5 years since previous dose of Tetanus-containing vaccine, and students in grade eight through 12 need a booster dose of Tdap if it has been 10 years since previous dose of Tetanus-containing vaccine.
Poliomyelitis – Four doses of the vaccine unless the third dose was on or after the fourth birthday.
Haemophilus Influenza (Hib) Type B – For students 15 months of age through 4 years, one dose of Haemophilus Influenza type B conjugate since 15 months of age, or a series of three doses before 15 months of age with one dose after 12 months of age.
Hepatitis B – Three doses required for all students.
Varicella – One dose on or after the first birthday with two doses for students in kindergarten and 7th grade.
Pneumococcal – One dose after 24 months of age or a minimum of three doses after 12 months of age.
Hepatitis A – Two doses required for students age 12 months through kindergarten with first dose received on or after the first birthday. First through 12th grade, two doses recommended, but not required.
Meningococcal – One dose vaccine for all students entering 7th grade.
The following are recommended vaccines. (Consult healthcare provider):
Human Papillomavirus – Two-dose series with the first dose to females at age 11 through 12 and the second dose two months after the first dose. Adolescent females age 13 through 18 may receive the series if previously not vaccinated.
Comment from Leslie
And the list goes on – there are medical and religious exemptions though. Talk about toxic overload on poor innocent children couple with poor diets and environmental toxin exposure. If you think that the health care system is in crisis now – just wait…the number of illnesses and diseases will be greater than the plagues and pandemics that they are trying to prevent.