Not only do new Pre-K and kindergarten students have to have their immunizations up to date, there are new requirements in place and necessary for 7th graders and 12th graders before school starts this fall
According to Donna Adkins at the Logan County Health Department, only four of the 410 children who received notices at the end of the school year have received immunizations. Students will have to show proof they received Tdap and Meningitis immunizations before they are admitted to class.
The health department provides immunizations every Tuesday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and from 12:30-3 p.m. and clinics are scheduled from 1-6 p.m. on July 16 and July 30.
The health department requires the following documentation: an up-to-date shot record; a note signed by the parent or legal guardian granting permission for the immunization if another caregiver brings the child and a referral from the doctor if immunizations are not covered by insurance or provided at the doctor’s office.
For more information on immunizations and requirements for children of all ages, visit wvdhhr.com or call the health department at 304-792-8630.