Vaccinations Keep Students from Class 8/27/13
CBS 7 News
August 27, 2013
Hundreds of children in West Texas were turned away from school yesterday for not having the necessary immunizations but, each school district has their own way of dealing the issue.
MISD tells CBS 7 that 204 junior high students were not allowed to go to their first day of classes because, by Texas state law students are required to have updated shots in school.
MISD started a campaign in January to inform parents that the shots were required by the first day of school.
But another major school district takes a different approach.
ECISD allows their kids to attend class even if they have not met compliance yet.
They will work with students and parents to ensure everyone is immunized; however, after a month passes students could risk suspension for not meeting standards.
ECISD will continue to check in with parents to make sure they making an effort to comply.
If you're having difficulty getting your child immunized, visit your local health department or even a walk-in clinic.