New Immunization Requirements Coming for Fall 2017! For students entering 7th grade and 12th grade in the fall of 2017, there are new immunization requirements:
Some students have already received the vaccine and simply need to turn in a new Certificate of Immunization to the school. Many students have not had the vaccine. Please contact your healthcare provider to 1) see if your child has had the vaccine/s and get a copy of the record for school OR 2) schedule appointments now to get the vaccine. Marion County Public Health also gives vaccines. To schedule an appointment with them, call: 828-2238.
Up-to-date vaccine records must be turned in before the first day of school in the fall so your student can be in school!
Why does a child need Meningococcal vaccine?
Children who receive the meningococcal vaccine will be better protected during their school years. Immunizations also help protect others within the home, in the community, and at school. About 10-15% of people with meningococcal disease die even with appropriate treatment. Of those who recover, up to 20% suffer from serious after-effects, such as permanent hearing loss, limb loss, or brain damage. Meningococcal vaccines are very safe and effective in preventing meningococcal disease. (source: Iowa Department of Public Health). Find out more at: MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE.
Kindergarten Paperwork Will you have a Kindergarten student in the fall of 2017? What an exciting and busy time. Just a friendly reminder of all the paperwork required before school starts in the fall:
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Angie.Mitchell@kcsd.k12.ia.us
From Marion County Public Health: Hawk-i insurance coverage for children ages 1 to 19 years old. Marion County Public Health also has an advocate that can help fill out the application and answer questions. Questions? Please call Marion County Public Health at 641-828-2238.
Marion County Public Health offers a variety of services from immunizations to WIC to I-Smiles dental care to help with transportation. Call 641-828-2238 to find out more.