Update for 6th Grade Parents

Update for 6th Grade Parents:

Is your child 11 years old? Has it been 5 years since their last DTap? If you answered yes to one or both questions, your child should be eligible to receive their MCV4 (Meningitis) vaccine and/or Tdap Booster. State law requires one dose of the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine and a dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students in 7th-12th grades. The full vaccine requirements for 7th grade students can be found on the DSHS Immunization Unit website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/. We also want to remind you to get your child’s vaccinations early— before the busy back-to-school season. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community.

We will distribute $30 Colt Cash to our 6th graders that provide the clinic a copy of their updated vaccine record that includes both vaccinations. “Colt Cash” is a campus incentive system in which students can trade their “cash” in for prizes.  Students will have until Friday, December 15th to receive $30 Colt Cash. After this date, any records turned in will receive $15 Colt Cash.

Let’s prep early for 7th grade to begin the 24-25 school year on the right foot!

If you have any questions about vaccines, please consult your healthcare provider. You can also email the clinic nurse kristinediaz@katyisd.org or clinic aide gabrielamrivas@katyisd.org a scanned copy of your child’s records. Please remind your student to visit the clinic to pick up their Colt Cash should you decide to email. If you have any questions, call us at 281.234.0626. The clinic is open M-F 8:20p – 4:20p.

Thank you for your help with this and continuing to keep your child and our community safe!


Kristine Diaz, RN, BSN

Gabriela Rivas, MA