Students enrolling in school must provide a validated record from a physician or health clinic for the following immunizations:
POLIO: 4 doses are required unless the 3rd dose is received on or after the 4th birthday.
DTap/DTP: 5 doses are required. 4 doses will meet the requirement if the 4th dose was given after the 4th birthday.
MMR (Measels, Mumps, Rubella): 2 doses are required. The initial dose must be on or after the 1st birthday.
Varicella: 2 doses are required. The initial dose must be on or after the 1st birthday. Students who have had the Chicken Pox virus do not need the vaccine, but the parent must provide the approximate date of the illness.
Hepatitis B: This is a series of 3 separate shots that takes a minimum of 4 months to complete.
Hepatitis A: This is a 2 dose series, with a 6 month interval between shots to complete the series.
(HIB and Pneumococcal immunizations are required for students under the age of 5)
Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12:
(Taken from the Student Handbook: Â Conroe ISD Student Health Guidelines):
A âStudent Health Informationâ form is sent home with your child every year. Â It is very important that you complete and return the form immediately â and that you keep it updated as needed. Â This form gives you the opportunity to list any medical conditions, allergies, medications and concerns that you may have. Â It also includes emergency information for the clinic staff such as contact numbers.
Illness at school is evaluated by the clinic staff. Â A child who demonstrates the following symptoms willÂ be sent home from school:
1. Â Fever of 100 degrees or more
2. Â Suspected contagious conditions or diseases
3. Vomiting or diarrhea
4. Severe stomachache, headache, or earache.
5. Â A child who is too ill to function in the classroom
Your student should remain at home until he/she is fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine and free of diarrhea without anti-diarrhea medicine for 24 hours.
Encourage your child to wash their hands thoroughly and often.
Do you think you have a sick child? Should your child go to school or not?
Here is expert advice:
(Taken from the Student Handbook: Conroe ISD Student Health Guidelines):
The school must receive a written, dated request from the parent or legal guardian to administer any medications. This permission must include the name of the drug, the exact dosage, and reason or purpose the student is to receive the medication. Prescription and non -prescription drugs must be in the original container and properly labeled. Medications given at school must be approved by the Federal Drug Administration.The Surgeon General, the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Disease Control have recommended that due to the increased risk of developing “Reye’s Syndrome”, aspirin or products containing aspirin not be given to children under 18 years of age.
Please keep in mind:
- In the interest of safety for all students, medications cannot be transported to or from school on the school bus. All medication should be brought to school by a parent/legal guardian.
- A medication permission form must be completed by the parent prior to administration of any medication.
- Prescription medication must be in the original container labeled with the students name, dosage, and administration instructions. Some pharmacies will provide a second container for school use. Please ask your pharmacist at the time you fill the prescription.
- Non-prescription medication must also be in the original container, comply with the administration instructions on the label, and be appropriately utilized.
- Medications will not be returned with student. An authorized adult can pick up medication at the school clinic. Any medication not picked up at the end of current school year will be disposed of prior to Summer break.
- All medication must be kept in the clinic during the school day.
Please see the Student Handbook for other guidelines regarding medication at school.