Welcome to Health Services
The mission of the Health Services Department is to increase the student’s capacity to benefit from education by providing professional health and medical expertise that support student achievement.
Overview of Health Services
The Alief Independent School District’s Department of Health Services oversees the comprehensive health and medical service programs for all students.
Professional Registered Nurses and other health professionals offer a thorough health appraisal process with preventive health services. Services include health screenings, anticipatory guidance and communicable disease control measures. The nurses ensure that each school is in compliance with the policies applicable to immunization laws, emergency care referral and follow-ups for illness’ or injury at school. Health care needs, case management requirements, health promotional activities are provided for staff, families and community with comprehensive health education resources.
These guidelines are written in accordance with Alief Independent School Districts belief and vision to support student achievement.
Latest Immunization Information
As of press time, the immunization requirements have not been released by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
According to the department’s website, “Sections 97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code are currently under revision. As a result, the 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for students in grades K-12 are not yet finalized. No new vaccine requirements have been proposed. However, please note that proposed changes to the meningococcal requirement for students entering grades 7-12 will require students in these grades to show proof of one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4 or MenACWY) on or after the student’s 11th birthday. Additionally, the graded implementation of the hepatitis A requirement will extend to grades K-7, as currently prescribed in the 25 TAC §97.63. For additional information, please contact the Immunization Branch at 1-800-252-9152.”
As soon as the information is made public by the Texas Department of State Health Services, it will be posted on the Alief ISD Website. For more information regarding immunizations, please contact your family doctor or the school nurse.
Health Service Secretary
281-498-8110 ext 2312
JoAnn Hooper, RN, BSN
281-988-3266 ext 2801