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From your School Nurse, Megan Fitzgerald, RN, BSN
Office Phone 812-542-2240 Email [email protected]
2015- 2016 Indiana State
Requirements for Immunizations
The following immunizations are required for next
school year:
3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR,
2 Varicella, 2 Hep A
Grades 2-5: 3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella
Grades 6-11: 3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR,
2 Varicella, 1 Tdap, 1 MCV4
Grade 12:
3 Hep B, 5 DTaP, 4 Polio, 2 MMR,
2 Varicella, 1 Tdap, 2 MCV4
Check with your health care provider to make sure your
child has all the required immunizations and that you have
an up to date copy. If your child will be in K,6, or 12th
grades, you will be required to turn in a copy of your child’s
immunization records at registration or by the 1st day of
school to avoid suspension.
K-1st grade:
Medication for next
school year
If your child needs to take any medication (prescription or over
the counter) while at school, a Request for a Prescribed Medication Form must be completed and signed by the physician. No
medication can be given without this form, which you can pick up
from the school office. Medication must be in the container with
the prescription label.
If your child had a medication form on file this school year, you
will receive a letter and medication form from me in the mail at
the end o f May for the doctor to complete. The form (s) must be
completed at the beginning of each school year. Please bring the
forms and medication to school on the first day of school. You can
also bring the forms and medication to registration.
WATER SAFETY: Review water and sun safety rules every day and don’t forget to use sunscreen. Teach kids to swim and supervise in pool.
BIKE SAFETY: Wear a helmet when riding bikes, skateboards, and scooters. It should be snug and level on the forehead. Always wear shoes.
LAWN MOWERS Keep all children away from the mowing area. Always look around the mower before putting into motion.
POISON IVY: The oil can cause an allergic skin reaction. Check areas around your home and teach kids to recognize and avoid it.
Use tweezers or fingers to grasp as close to head as possible and pull . Clean area. Call the doctor if symptoms of rash or fever occur.
Health News written by: Julie Collings, RN, MPH, NCSN