By: Francisco Diaz, The Laredo Sun
The director of communication at the LISD school district mentioned that there are a series of immunizations that students need to be accepted into classes.
The new school year begins on Aug. 27.
"Vaccines are an important part in protecting the health of children, family and the community. Texas law requires that students be immunized against certain diseases before school starts," she said.
Castillon insists that parents vaccinate their children with sufficient time to avoid delays.
Due to a change in the policy of vaccines, since Jan. 1, 2012, the local health departments and clinics of regional health service cannot use the dose of the Vaccines for Children of Texas to immunize children who have health insurance.
This means that insured persons who previously attended regular clinics, whether local or regional, now have to resort to a physician.
The recommendation of the Texas Department of State Health Services states that people should call their doctor as soon as possible to make an appointment and schedule a visit to vaccinate their children.
If students do not have proper documentation of required immunizations to enter school or do not have a valid exemption, they may not be admitted this school year.
Edited by: C.R.