Still Need Your School Shots? Come to Gus Stadium

August 12, 2016

For students who have yet to update their immunizations, University Health System will have its mobile clinic available at Gustafson Stadium, located at Loop 410 and Culebra. The "shots bus" will be there from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 22 through Wednesday, Aug. 25. Parents should be aware that by waiting this late, students may miss the first day of school.

Please call 210-358-7020 or visit www.healthyUexpress.com to make an appointment or for more information. Walk-ins will be accepted, but be prepared to wait. Parents are asked to bring immunization records to appointments.

The Children’s Health bus will be also be at the following schools on the dates/times listed for immunizations:

·         August 29 – Timberwilde ES – 8838 Timberwilde, 78250

·         August 30 – Cody ES – 10403 Dugas Drive, 78245

In addition to immunizations, sports physicals are available at the following mobile clinic date/time:

·         August 31 – Myers ES – 3031 Village Parkway, 78251

Parents are asked to bring immunization records to appointments and proof of legal guardianship. They accept private insurance, CHIP, Medicaid, and CareLink.

Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class. 

For a complete list of immunization clinics in San Antonio, call San Antonio Metro Health at 207-8894. For additional information about immunization services, visit the San Antonio Metro Health website.  

Immunization Requirements for 2016-2017

DTP/DTaP/DT/TD/Tdap Five doses are required for entry of kindergarten students unless the fourth dose was received on or after the 4th birthday. Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurse will evaluate.  Students age 7, starting their vaccine, are required to have three doses. One booster dose of a Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis-containing vaccine is required for entry into 7th grade if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of a Tetanus-containing vaccine. Grades 8-12 require a booster dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis-containing vaccine every 10 years.

Polio: Four doses of Polio vaccine are required for kindergarten students unless the third dose was received after the 4th birthday. Doses are also required for students entering pre-kindergarten – school nurse will evaluate. It can be any combination of OPV or IPV. Not required of 18-year-old students.

Measles/Mumps/Rubella: Two doses are required. The first dose shall be administered on or after the 1st birthday. The second dose is to be administered by age 5 or entry into kindergarten. One dose is required for pre-kindergarten.

HIB: Three doses of Haemophilus Influenza type B vaccine and a booster if given before the child is 15 months or one dose of vaccine if given after 15 months. HIB vaccine is given through 4 years of age and is required for students in pre-kindergarten.

Hepatitis Type A: Two doses of Hepatitis A are required for students in grades PK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , 6 and 7. The second dose of Hepatitis A is administered six months after the administration of the first dose.

Type B: Three doses of Hepatitis B are required for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Varicella (Chicken Pox): Two doses of Varicella vaccine received on or after the 1st birthday are required for students in grades K through 12. If the student has had Varicella (Chicken Pox) illness, please request a form from the school nurse to validate illness. One dose is required for students entering pre-kindergarten.

Pneumococcal (PCV7): PCV7 is mandated for all students 3 through 4 years of age. The school nurse will evaluate the number of doses needed or if the student is complete to enter pre-kindergarten.

Menactra (Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine): This vaccine protects students 11 years of age and older from Meningitis. One dose is required for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

For more information visit the NISD Health Services website.