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"We care about your children and understand that students must be healthy in order to be educated, and they must be educated in order to remain healthy."
Your Child's Health Matters
The RISD Health Services Staff believes that the ability to learn at school is directly related to the status of a student's health.

School nurses strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and staff. They identify and assist in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning.

School nurses are supportive partners with parents by ensuring their child's safety through skilled professional care and monitoring of their child's treatment and medical needs.
School nurses are supportive partners with teachers through their early nursing interventions that decrease school absenteeism and increase the instructional time inside the classroom.

The RISD School Nurses are the health advocates for all the school children and staff providing preventive health, health assessment, and referral services.

We encourage you to check out information about our services and policies by clicking on the links at the left. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions.

Legislative Update
The close of the 80th Legislative Session resulted in the passage of House Bill (HB) 1059, which requires DSHS to create a list of the required immunizations for school attendance and a list of the recommended vaccinations. The required immunization list, although already in existence as the Minimum Immunization Requirements, has been updated. DSHS follows the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended immunizations, thus this schedule will serve as the department’s recommended list of vaccinations.

HB 1059, also known as the Emily Lastinger Act, requires school districts that maintain a website to post the list of immunization requirements and recommendations in English and Spanish. In an effort to align the mandated information in a user-friendly format that can be easily linked to any ISD website, the DSHS Immunization Branch has updated the Immunization Requirements web page. Some of the items found in the new web page include a listing of the required immunizations for school attendance and a link to the recommended immunization schedule. Please click here to view more information related to school immunization compliance.
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Richardson, Texas 75080
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