Health and Wellness
Zika Virus Information
The health and safety of our students and their families is always a top priority at SWP and the San Antonio School Health Coop. When issues of concern or opportunities to educate our community are brought to our attention, we feel it is important to share information with you so that appropriate steps can be taken.
Over the past year, the Zika virus and its effects have been prevalent in the news. As the weather warms and mosquito activity increases, we expect the threat of local mosquito transmission of Zika to resume and persist. Pregnant women are particularly at risk due to the Zika virus' ability to cause birth defects in unborn infants.
Texas has made significant progress in its efforts to delay and minimize the impact of Zika on the state and public health officials do not expect widespread transmission across large areas of the state.
Please review the attached flyers regarding steps you can take at home to prevent the spread of Zika. To keep up with the latest information on the Zika virus at www.TexasZika.org.
Immunizations: TheTexas Education Code, Section 38.001, requires that each student beimmunized against certain diseases, and that schools maintain a recordof the student’s immunization on file.
All SWPS students must present a copy of their immunization records at the time of enrollment.
The law allows for the following exemptions:
- A licensed physician may write a statement, stating that the immunization(s) required would be medically harmful, or injurious to the health and well-being of the child or household member.
- The parent/guardian may choose an exemption from immunization requirements for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. Instructions for requesting the official exemption affidavit can be found at www.ImmunizeTexas.com (link is below too.) Original Exemption Affidavit must be completed, notarized, and submitted to the school. Copies are not valid.
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