The following are additional immunization requirements for the 2019-20 school year.

·   Hepatitis A: 2 doses in a lifetime, 2 doses required for Pre-K through 10th grades.

·   Tdap: a booster dose requirement for 7th through 12th grades.

·   MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): 2 doses required for Pre-K through 10th grades.

·   Meningococcal: 1 dose for 7th through 12th grades.

·   Varicella (Chickenpox): 2 doses requirement for all grades.

All children must have all the necessary protection against the following diseases before the child can attend school: diphtheria, polio, measles, rubella, mumps, Hib, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, varicella, Tdap, and meningococcal.  In addition, it is highly recommended that each student be vaccinated yearly for the prevention of Influenza.  Please contact your family physician/clinic to make sure immunizations are up-to-date.

Texas Education Code requires each student be fully immunized against disease as required by the Texas Board of Health.  According to the education code, a student who is not fully immunized and has not begun the required immunizations may not attend school.  When transferring from another school district in Texas, a student may be provisionally admitted for no more than 30 days pending receipt of immunization records.  

Mission CISD strongly urges all parents to make sure immunizations are up to date prior to registration.  The student’s immunization records must be available at the time of registration to avoid any delays in admitting their children.

Sources for immunizations in the Mission CISD area include: Healthy Shots in McAllen 668-8366; Hidalgo County Health Department in Mission 585-2461; Nuestra Clinica del Valle Memorial SBHC in Alton 519-1800; Nuestra Clinica del Valle Mission Family Health Center 580-3303; Preventive Health Solutions in McAllen 618-4700, ProCare Health Services in Mission 205-2204, San Martin De Porres Clinic in Palmview 519-9500 or your family physician/clinic.

Students are encouraged to get the Meningococcal Vaccine at a cost of $5-14.  After age 18, the cost for this vaccine is $150 or higher depending on the lab.