School District and Division of Public Health Offer Immunization Clinics-- Update
In an effort to prevent and control the spread of infectious disease, the school district reminds parents and guardians that school-age children must be appropriately immunized in order to attend school. Students have two upcoming opportunities to receive required immunizations prior to the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
The school district will host a free immunization clinic on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Administrative Center on 520 Fifth Avenue, Fairbanks from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. District nurses will review student records to determine and administer any required immunizations. Immunizations will also be provided by the State of Alaska, Division of Public Health on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at North Pole Fire Department, 110 Lewis Street, North Pole from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
State of Alaska Immunization Requirements:
- 4 or 5 DtaP (Dependent upon date received and age)
- 3 or 4 Polio (Dependent upon age)
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 Hepatitis A
- 2 MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox) – Required for kindergarten through grade 6 only
Only students in kindergarten through grade 6 must be immunized against varicella (chicken pox) or provide proof of disease history prior to entering school.
Students that do not meet immunization requirements will be excluded from school until requirements are met and proof of immunization is provided to the district nurse. State regulations require students must be appropriately immunized or have a valid medical or religious exemption. Students will be eligible to attend school immediately upon receipt of appropriate medical record and/or statement. Immunizations may be administered by a regular health care provider or at the immunization clinics listed above.
Maureen KauleinamokuNursing Coordinator452-2000 ext. 11253 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: July 19, 2012