DATE: August 24, 2009 9:36:17 AM CDT

Fort Bend ISD - A Global Tomorrow

Fort Bend Independent School District

NEWS RELEASE
FROM COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Nancy Porter, Director of Communications
nancy.porter@fortbendisd.com    281.634.1100

**  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  **

Texas health officials delay some immunization requirements until Oct. 1

FORT BEND ISD - Today, the Texas Department of State Health Services issued an emergency rule extending the deadline for some required immunizations until October 1. This emergency rule will permit schools to provisionally enroll students until September 30, 2009, that may not have had the meningococcal, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, and varicella vaccines. To view the press release and emergency rule, go to  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm#requirements.

Parents and students may also find the information at www.fortbendisd.com.

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