YES Prep Public Schools

Vaccination Requirements

Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS) requires a student to show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a public or private elementary or secondary school in Texas. See the vaccination requirements for K-12 students in 2021-2022 school year provided by the Texas DSHS. 

En español: Requisitos mínimos de vacunación en el estado de Texas de 2021 a 2022 para estudiantes de K – 12° grado


YES Prep Immunization Requirements

When enrolling your child at YES Prep, guardians must bring a signed record of the child’s current immunizations. The student can be enrolled provisionally if the required immunization process has begun. The student may remain on campus after 30 days if they have provided YES Prep with a record indicating they are one of the following:

  1. In the process of receiving immunizations
  2. Bringing an affidavit indicating they cannot receive vaccines
  3. Choosing not to receive the recommended vaccines (visit the Texas DSHS Exemption Information webpage for exemptions from immunization requirements)
If a guardian cannot provide YES Prep with the immunization records or one of the three documents listed above, YES Prep may require the student to stay home until the immunizations are complete. Further details of required immunizations can be found by calling Health Services at (713) 349-7423, and by reviewing the YES Prep Student Handbook.
 
En español
 

Flu Vaccinations

Legacy Community Health partners with YES Prep to provide flu vaccinations via school-based health care for participating students and their siblings on the campuses listed below. If parents/guardians of students attending these campuses wish to the participate in the school-based health care program, please return a completed School Based Health Care form to your campus administration. En español: Cuidado de la salud en la escuela
  • Brays Oaks
  • East End
  • Fifth Ward
  • Gulfton
  • North Forest
  • Southside
  • Southwest
  • White Oak
To find a flu vaccine near you, visit Texas Flu.
En español: La Gripe en Texas
 

Bacterial Meningitis

Meningitis is an inflammation of the covering of the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by viruses, parasites, fungi, and bacteria. Viral meningitis is the most common and the least serious. Meningitis caused by bacteria is the most likely form of the disease to cause serious, long-term complications. It is an uncommon disease but requires urgent treatment with antibiotics to prevent permanent damage or death.
 
Vaccines to protect against bacterial meningitis are safe and effective. Common side effects include redness and pain at the injection site lasting up to two days. Immunity develops about 1-2 weeks after the vaccines are given and lasts for five years to life depending on the vaccine. Read the Bacterial Meningitis notice provided by the Texas DSHS to learn about the symptoms, risks, transmission, and prevention of bacterial meningitis. Further meningitis information for students and parents can be found on the Texas DSHS website.
 

Meningitis Bacteriana

La meningitis es una inflamación de las membranas que recubren el cerebro y la médula espinal. Puede ser causada por virus, parásitos, hongos y bacterias. La meningitis viral es el tipo más común y menos grave de la infección. La meningitis provocada por bacterias es la forma de la enfermedad que más probablemente causará complicaciones graves y a largo plazo. Aunque es poco común, esta enfermedad require tratamiento urgente con antibióticos para prevenir daños permanentes o la muerte.
 
Las vacunas que protegen contra la meningitis bacteriana son seguras y efectivas. Los efectos secundarios comunes incluyen enrojecimiento y dolor en el sitio de la inyección que dura hasta dos días. La inmunidad se desarrolla alrededor de 1 a 2 semanas después de recibir las vacunas y dura de cinco años hasta toda la vida, dependiendo de la vacuna. Aquí leer para información más: Meningitis Bacteriana.
 

Further Information

For more information please read the following vaccination recommendations provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (CDC).
 
 

Informacion de Vacunas en Espanol