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    2019 Panhandle Health Back 2 School Immunization Clinics Hayden:

    August 22nd and 29th

    September 5th and 12th

    Each clinic will be held on Thursday evenings from 5 – 7 pm at the Hayden office of

    Panhandle Health District located at 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835

     

    All vaccines required for school will be available.

     

    It is also requested that parents bring their child’s immunization record to the clinic to be reviewed and updated.

     

    The info below is from the Idaho Immunization Program website

    MINIMUM IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ENTRY

    Immunization Requirement by Age

    Doses of Vaccines Required

    Children born after September 1, 20051 must have a minimum of:

    (5) Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)2
    (2) Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)

    (4) Polio3
    (3) Hepatitis B

    (2) Varicella (Chickenpox)4
    (2) Hepatitis A

    7th GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

    Immunization Requirement by Grade5

    Doses of Vaccines Required

    Children admitted to 7thgrade must meet the following minimum immunization requirements in addition to school entry requirements:

    (1) Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
    (1) Meningococcal

    1. Preschool children need only be age-appropriately immunized with the required vaccines.

    2. DTaP: The 5th dose is not necessary if the 4th dose was administered at age 4 years or older.

    3. Polio: The 4th dose is not necessary if the 3rd dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after previous dose.

    4. Varicella: History of chickenpox disease documented by a physician or licensed health care professional meets the requirement.

    5. 7th Grade Requirements: These requirements apply to all 7th-12th grade students.

    EXEMPTIONS: Idaho law allows a parent/guardian to claim an exemption from immunization requirements for their child for medical, religious, or other reasons. A medical exemption requires the signature of a licensed physician and certification that the child has a medical condition which prevents him or her from receiving required vaccinations. Exemptions for religious or other reasons must be documented on the official State of Idaho form provided by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Immunization Program. Schools should maintain an up-to-date list of pupils with exemptions so they can be excluded quickly if an outbreak occurs.

    REFERENCE: Section 39-4801, Idaho Code: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Rules, IDAPA 16, Title 02, Chapter 15 “Immunization Requirements for Idaho School Children.”

  • Preventing the spread of measles

    Parents and Guardians,

    Your student’s health and wellness is important to us. In our continued efforts to promote community health, we would like to share with you what we are doing to prevent the spread of measles in Coeur d’Alene Public Schools. When children are in group settings like school, there is a potential to share infectious diseases. Fortunately, most of our students are fully immunized, and their risk is low.

    In fact, most Idahoans have been vaccinated against measles, and their risk is also low. At this time, there are two confirmed cases of measles in Idaho. We have also seen active measles outbreaks in Washington, Oregon, California and New York in the spring of 2019.

    As a precautionary measure, our school nurses have reviewed student immunization records. Parents or guardians of student’s with incomplete measles records have been contacted. We strongly encourage you to review your student’s immunity status as well.  Children must have two doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine. If you are unsure of your child’s immunization status please check with your healthcare provider, Panhandle Health District (208) 415-5270, or your school nurse.

    Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that spreads easily to people who are not immune. It poses the highest risk to pregnant women, infants under 12 months of age and people with weakened immune systems. The measles virus can spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, sore throat and a rash that spreads all over the body. Measles infection can also lead to secondary illnesses such as pneumonia or swelling of the brain.

    In the event of an outbreak, in any of our Coeur d'Alene Public Schools facilities, please be aware that all students at that location will be required by state law to be immunized against measles to continue attending school.

    By state law (IDAPA 16.02.15), students are required to have two doses of the MMR vaccine. We recognize that parents may exempt their students from immunization according to Section 39-4802.  However, in the event of an outbreak (one confirmed case) in a school, students who do not have proof of immunity, even if they have a signed exemption, will be excluded from school. Idaho Code 33-512-(7) outlines exclusion from school related to contagious diseases. Please note, non-immune students in the affected school will be excluded for 21 days after the last diagnosis of measles in the affected school. The 21 day exclusion will restart with every new case of measles in that building.

    Please take precautions to prevent the spread of measles, especially if you plan to travel.

    • Get immunized
    • Wash your hands frequently
    • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
    • Stay home when sick

    These are all good ways to prevent the spread of disease and illness.

    Thank you for partnering with us to protect your children. If you have questions regarding immunizations or your student’s records on-file, please contact your school nurse on-site or email nurses@cdaschools.org.

    last updated 6/27/19