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Sixth Grade Immunization Project

Goal: All present sixth graders will have requested seventh grade immunizations and have documentation to HMS-7 School Nurse by May 24.

Why So Early? Each year in August there are about 150 students who do not have completed immunizations. The following is from state statute and district policy: “All students enrolling in any district school shall provide the building principal with proof of immunization of certain diseases or furnish documents to satisfy requirements.”

Why seventh grade?  An additional TDAP is required at this age level.

Why is this a challenge for parents?

  • It is hard to get an appointment in July and August.
  • Parents complete the immunization and assume the district gets the records.
  • Parents forget until too late.
  • Parents aren’t aware of the law.

What to Do?

  1. Make an appointment with your child’s physician now to get immunizations completed and have documentation mailed or delivered to HMS-7 by May 24.

Or

  1. Sign up to have your child’s immunization administered at school by the Reno County Health Department (schedule is below). Complete paper work with your school nurse at Parent Conferences. Documentation of the immunization will be sent directly to the HMS-7 School Nurse.

If you miss parent conferences, call your school nurse to get the paper work completed so your child can receive immunizations at the Building Clinics.

School Vaccination Clinics

Faris:

March 1

 

Graber:

March 15

Lincoln:

March 6

 

McCandless:

March 16

Morgan:

March 8

 

Wiley:

March 22

Allen:

March 10

 

Ave. A:

March 24

Sixth graders will learn of this Immunization Project and the need for immunizations through a lesson provided by the school nurse

Celebration:  There will be “Celebration Seventh Grade Tee Shirts” provided to Sixth graders the last week of school to acknowledge student and parent efforts for completing required immunizations and documentation by May 24.  

Any questions about immunizations can be answered by calling school nurses.