There are many students in all grades who are still not up-to-date on their immunizations. It is very important for your student to receive their immunizations, as it is required by the state of Alabama. Majority are lacking their 11-year-old boosters that they would receive at their 11-year-old well-child check ups, and I do understand that COVID-19 has put a damper on well visits.
Besides receiving them at their primary care provider, you may also schedule to have them at the health department and urgent cares and pharmacies may have this as well.
If you have any questions as to whether your student is up-to-date, please contact your child’s primary care provider, or you may email me and I can look it up for you (firstname.lastname@example.org). I have been in the process of emailing parents but have not yet been able to reach everyone as of this current time.
Exemptions for immunizations are handled through the Mobile County Health Department and must be on file through them. Please contact them if that is a decision you or your family has made.
Sarah Richardson, MSN RN
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE
With the news of students coming back to the building, medication drop off will look a little different this year. We will have scheduled drop off times to limit the number of individuals in the office as well as being able to maintain social distancing. Please either call me at 251-221-2344 Ext. 66027 and leave a voice mail or email me at email@example.com to schedule your medication drop off appointment. I will respond as soon as I can, but I also want to give priority to parents of students who are starting back sooner than other students.
I also want to remind parents who need to obtain a chronic ailment letter from their child’s physician for this semester need to do so as well and this can be faxed to the school.