Students entering GPISD should have the following immunizations:
1. Hepatitis B (Hep B)
2. Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
3. H. influenzae Type b (Hib)
4. Inactivated Polio (IPV)
5. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
6. Varicella (VAR)
7. Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)
All immunizations should be completed by the first day of attendance.
However, if this is not possible, a child may be provisionally enrolled for 30 days and allowed to attend a childcare facility or school, provided at least one immunization in the series has been received. If, at the end of the 30 day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student would not be in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from attending until the required dose is administered.
For example, Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) is given in a series. All infants should receive the first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine soon after birth and before hospital discharge. The second dose is recommended at age 1-2 months and the vaccination series should be completed (third or fourth dose) before age 6 months. See a physician to be sure your children have received vaccinations according to schedule.
The Almatha Clark Taylor School-Based Health Clinic, located at Cloverleaf
Elementary, and the Southside School-Based Health Clinic, located on 16 th Street near Main Street in Galena Park, can assist parents in securing early immunizations for their children. Please call before going to either clinic to ensure services. Contact the Almatha Clark Taylor School-Based Health Clinic at 713-330-8904 or the Southside School-Based Health Clinic at 713-671-2461. Services are determined by the number of available staff, demand, and space.
For additional information about vaccines, vaccine supply and contraindications for immunization, please visit the National Immunization Program website at www.cdc.gov/nip or call the National Immunization Hotline at 800-232-2522 (English) or 800-232-0233 (Spanish).