All students must be immunized against certain diseases or must present a certificate indicating that, for medical or religious reasons, the student should not be immunized. State law requires the following immunizations: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Polio, Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, Rubella, Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Varicella, Hepatitis A and B, and MCV.
The immunization requirements involve different student age groups. For specific information, you should contact your personal family physician, the school nurse, or BISD Health Services at 548-8191.
Proof of completed immunizations should be provided to the school nurse before the first day of school.
Parents of BISD students will be advised if any immunization is due. It is recommended that all immunization requirements be completed by August 1 and cleared by the school nurse in order to protect the health of our students and to avoid lost instructional time.
All students entering Brownsville Independent School District for the first time in any grade shall be required to provide evidence of having received a TB skin test with results to Health Services before being admitted to the District
Any student withdrawing from the Brownsville Independent School District for more than 3 weeks out of the United States, shall be required to provide a repeat TB skin test with results to Health Services before being re-admitted to the District.
There is no exemption for a TB skin test and results. a TB skin test is not a vaccine. The TB test must be administered and read in the US.