Influenza Alert from Collin Couty Health Care Services
Measles Advisory for Schools
The Texas Department of State Health Services has been notified of 20 cases of confirmed measles in residents in North Texas. Measles is highly contagious and is transmitted primarily from person to person by respiratory droplets and airborne spread.
Any person suspected of having measles should contact their health care provider and stay at home until four days after rash onset has passed.
Please read the attached school advisory.
Vaccine Requirements for 2013-14
The Texas Department of Health Services has published the immunization requirements for 2013-14. Students who have not met these requirements by August 26, 2013 will not be allowed to attend class according to Texas law. More detailed information about the new immunization requirements can be viewed at the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
Care Van-Free Immunizations
Care Van will be in many locations throughout the metroplex this year. Click here for more information. You will need to bring your child's complete immunization record. Please note that your child must be "Texas Vaccine for Children" eligible. (Families with no insurance, CHIP, Medicaid, or insurance that does not pay 100% of charges for vaccines)
Visit the CareVan website for more information: www.carevan.org/index.htm
Meningitis Requirement for College Entry
Students enrolling in public, private, or independent institutions of higher educating will be required to receive a vaccine against Bacterial Meningitis. Proof of the initial vaccine or a booster during the five-year periods preceding, and at least 10 days prior to the first day of the first semester, will be required. Visit HERE for more information.
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