• School Nurse: Vicki Barrera

    Telephone ext 9030
    New Immunization Requirements Beginning July 1, 2015
    Important Information for Parents with Children Entering 7th Grade
    Children who start 7th grade on or after July 1, 2015, will be required to have vaccines recommended by 
    the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to protect them from serious diseases. Students 
    entering 7th grade will be required to have one dose each of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and 
    meningococcal vaccines if they have not previously received these vaccines. 
    Thanks to the success of vaccines we don’t see these diseases very often; however, they do still exist and 
    can cause serious illness, disabilities, and even death. Don’t let your child go unprotected. Vaccines are 
    safe and effective. The most common side effects are pain and swelling at the site where the shot was 
    given. Some people may experience a headache and fever. Serious reactions to vaccines are very rare.
    Talk with your child’s health care provider or the local health department about vaccines they may need 
    to be protected and for school entry. This is a great chance to get your child to the doctor for a yearly 
    health care visit.
    Your child will have to provide proof of vaccination on the first day of school. Please remember to bring 
    your child’s shot record for school entry. You can get your child’s shot record from his/her doctor or the 
    local health department.
Last Modified on January 11, 2019