Texas Children's Hospital will be at Booker T. Washington High School and the High School for Engineering Professions on October 3, 2018, to provide vaccines to students who need them. To be eligible, students must have Medicaid or be uninsured. Parents do not have to be in attendance if the consent is signed beforehand. A packet with a consent will be provided to your child.
If your child has not been fully vaccinated for the Human Papillomavirus or HPV, this would be a great opportunity to do so. HPV is a very common virus. HPV can cause many cancers, however, vaccinating against HPV reduces the chances of being diagnosed with those cancers. About 14 million people, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. HPV=CANCER PREVENTION
Additionally, this is a great opportunity for Seniors to receive their Meningitis vaccines for college. Most colleges require the Meningitis vaccination for college admission. Students are also able to receive the flu shot.
*Parents, please look for the Texas Children's Hospital consent package that will be sent home if your child needs vaccinations. Please be sure to fill out the package by September 26, 2018. The package can be returned to the teacher who administered it or to the nurses office.
Booker T. Washington High School students prepare for a future in engineering through hands-on projects.
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