CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Corpus Christi ISD along with Head Start and Amistad Community Health Center will be hosting immunization clinics for students this week ahead of the upcoming fall semester.
Parents can take their child to the Miller High School gym on Wednesday, July 28. Another clinic will be held at the Moody High School cafeteria on Thursday, July 29.
Organizers say parents should bring their child’s immunization card when attending. This service is only for CCISD and Head Start students. Immunization clinics are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at both locations.
Veronica Sisk Director of Student Health Services for CCISD said for students entering school for the first time they must have their immunizations before they can enroll unless a parent claims a conscientious exemption. A conscientious exemption is a form parents sign stating they choose not to have their children vaccinated.
“So we still need to get them vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, those are all things we need to vaccinate our children," said Sisk.
Sisk also said with the pandemic upon us it is very important to have students immunized. “Yes it is and for children entering school for the first time they have to have their immunizations before they enroll unless the parent chooses to claim a conscious exemption," said Sisk.