Students entering 7th grade are required to have a vaccine dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and of MCV (meningococcal conjugate) for individuals who have not already received those vaccines. These two vaccines are commonly given on or around a person’s 11th birthday.
Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child needs these vaccines. For additional information about the vaccines and diseases they protect against, visit the Center of Disease Control and Prevention’s website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html.
Please be prepared, on the day your 7th grader is scheduled to come pick up his/her schedule or by the first day of school, to provide proof of immunization (i.e., Certificate of Immunization [NC Immunization Report]) or the notarized affidavit exemption form.
Instructions for requesting the official exemption affidavit that must be signed by parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, can be found at www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemptions.aspx. The original Exemption Affidavit must be completed and submitted to the school.
Schools are required by law to prohibit any student from attending school until proof of immunization of required vaccinations have been supplied to school office. If the student does not have the required immunizations, they will have to be sent home from school.
If there are any questions, please contact Marylisa Fanning, RN at 254-215-2042.
Belton ISD School Nurses